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The Covid Chronicles: May 15

May 15, 2020

May 15

  • Dallas County: 7,036 total cases, 199 new cases, and 5 more deaths.

Dallas County could see summer surge in COVID-19 cases. According to UTSW scientists what happens is up to you. 69% overall compliance with #SaferAtHome and we knock cases down to only a few a day. 60% and we ballon to 800 a day by July. #FlattenTheCurve https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/05/14/dallas-county-could-see-summer-surge-in-covid-19-cases-utsw-scientists-say/

Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) May 15, 2020


So, yesterday’s news about the record number of deaths across the state comes with a caveat:

Per @TexasHHSC, high # result of reporting in one day of backlogged tests from a large lab that had been having tech issues. This is why they use 7-day average: Positivity rate (previous 7 days) = New cases (previous 7 days) / New test results (previous 7 days). #txlege https://twitter.com/texasstandard/status/1261302694016438276

Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) May 15, 2020


This caption to the infamous Odor-Bautista throw-down at 2nd base, which was not gentlemanly baseball.

Four years ago today, Rougned Odor violated social distancing pic.twitter.com/AAjPvYxIe1

Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 15, 2020


Texas Motor Speedway is also hosting graduations.

Fifteen districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are planning outdoor graduations at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington. https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/news/education/tea-outdoor-graduation-ceremonies-north-texas-districts-arlington-stadium-rangers-ballpark-new/287-5dabe7ff-6def-4e31-9465-a3764727e381

WFAA (@wfaa) May 15, 2020


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