Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 557 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths on Wednesday. Today is the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Dallas.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Wednesday, reports the Texas Tribune. The relief bill will distribute stimulus checks as large as $1,400 to millions of Americans, another $350 billion to cities and states that experienced declines in tax revenue and increases in expenses, and $130 billion toward education.
The City Of Dallas is creating a database of businesses requiring masks. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson hopes the database will help residents know businesses’ masking policies before they go out. KERA has the database and more here.
Cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 17,110 in Mesquite, according to the Dallas Morning News, making it among the hardest-hit cities in Dallas County. The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 284,775, including 248,225 confirmed and 36,550 probable. The death toll is 3,180.