Tarrant County Public Health confirms first West Nile positive mosquito

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample, the first of the 2020 season. No human cases have been reported in 2020. The positive sample was collected in an unincorporated portion of northwest Tarrant County.

Weather permitting, Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in this location on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. after all resident notifications have been completed. So far this season, 188 mosquito samples have been tested since West Nile Virus seasonal surveillance began on April 1.

Last year, TCPH reported its first West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample on June 14.

TCPH reminds residents to take measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and whenever possible, dress in long pants and long sleeves during all hours of the day.

For more information about West Nile Virus visit:
http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control—prevention/mosquito-borne-illness-season.html   

Medical Personnel Needed for Supplemental Task Force

TCMS is putting together a Medical Personnel Supplemental Manpower Task Force to help community health care organizations at this critical time. We are looking for nurses, paramedics, and EMTs to volunteer in the event that we have a surge of patients. We need your support – please join this effort on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find the form here.

For more information, contact Melody Briggs at mbriggs@tcms.org or call 817-732-2825.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/23/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1559*

COVID-19 related deaths: 45

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 265

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Thursday, April 23, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/22/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1430*

COVID-19 related deaths: 44

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 259

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/21/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1333*

COVID-19 related deaths: 42

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 223

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

No Cost COVID-19 Testing in North Texas

Nine DFW clinics are offering drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at no
cost. MD MedicalGroup is offering these nine DFW clinics for testing to further the access for individuals to get the care they need in four different counties in North Texas. They do require that COVID-19 drive-thru patients be screened for flu and strep. “The flu and strep tests will allow us to treat positive cases with antibiotics. We are not only testing, we are also providing treatment to patients that need it.”—Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ana Veronica Rodriguez

Drive-thru testing locations are able to test adults and children, two years and older, while minimizing exposure and reducing demands on hospitals. Clinics will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and will be equipped to test 200 individuals daily. They are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and other experts to monitor COVID-19.

To ease traffic and wait times appointments are required. Same day appointments are available—call or text us at 1-888-776-5252, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Drive-thru testing locations:

Dallas County
• MD Family Clinic- 2636 W Walnut St. Garland, TX 75042
• MD Family Clinic- 9991 Marsh Ln. #100 Dallas, TX 75220
• MD Family Clinic- 1111 S Irving Heights Dr, Irving, TX 75060
• MD Family Clinic- 9709 Bruton Rd. Dallas, TX 75217
• MD Kids Pediatrics- 3201 W. Saner Ave. Dallas, TX 75233
• Clinicas Mi Doctor- 410 E Pioneer Pkwy #300, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Collin County
• MD Kids Pediatrics- 7800 Preston Rd. #300 Plano, TX 75024

Tarrant County
• Clinicas Mi Doctor- 4200 South Fwy. #106, Fort Worth, TX 76115

Denton County
• Clinicas Mi Doctor- 701 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

\Individuals can call or text us at 1-888-776-5252. A list of services, hours, and locations are available online at www.mdmedicalgroup.us. Established and new patients can securely and conveniently schedule an appointment online at https://mdmedicalgroup.us/request-an-appointment/. Several clinics offer extended and weekend hours for all other sick and well visits. Patients are encouraged to continue to visit us for chronic conditions, prescription refills, and for preventative care—well visits and vaccines.

Testing location updates and information will be available on their website www.mdmedicalgroup.us and on their social media pages: @mdmedicalgroup

TCMS Gets Limited Donation of PPE

A number of physicians are struggling to get appropriate PPE for their healthcare teams due to shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. TCMS has received a small donation of PPE from MedStar and is dispersing it to some of our members that are currently seeing patients daily without appropriate protective gear. Thank you, MedStar, for donating to support physicians at this critical time. We are hoping that we continue to receive PPE donations to protect our community’s healthcare workers. To donate or find out more information, contact us at 817-732-2825.

Greg Phillips, MD, and Anita King, RN, reviving N95 masks.
Purnachander Sirikonda, MD, 15 N95 masks for his staff of five.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/20/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1249*

COVID-19 related deaths: 39

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 208

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Monday, April 20, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/19/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1242*

COVID-19 related deaths: 39

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 189

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Sunday, April 19, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 4/18/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 1229*

COVID-19 related deaths: 38

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 188

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Saturday, April 18, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

* These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.