Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 10/11/21

COVID-19 Positive cases: 353,440

COVID-19 related deaths: 4466

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 329,183

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County updated Monday, October 11, 2021. 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 – 10/06/21

COVID-19 Positive cases: 350,366

COVID-19 related deaths: 4386

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 321,774

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 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 – 09/15/21

COVID-19 Positive cases: 329,527

COVID-19 related deaths: 4047

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 292,244

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, September 15, 2021. 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 – 09/03/21

COVID-19 Positive cases: 309,051

COVID-19 related deaths: 3907

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 279,153

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Friday, September 3, 2021. 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.

North Central Texas COVID-19 Regional Infusion Center Now Accepting Walk-ins

The North Central Texas COVID-19 Regional Infusion Center, which is located in Fort Worth, is now accepting both scheduled and walk-in patients; however, it is not guaranteed that walk-in patients will be able to get an appointment. The Emergency Medical Coordination Center said that it is best if patients talk to a doctor before pursing treatment.

“It is strongly recommended that patients visit a physician to see if they are eligible for the treatment and have their physician submit the referral form to the Regional Infusion Center to schedule an appointment,” the group said in a statement. “Walk-in patients will be seen by a medical professional but turned away if they do not meet the Eligibility Criteria.”

Walk-in patients are also required to provide documentation of a positive COVID-19 test.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 09/01/21


COVID-19 Positive cases: 305,996

COVID-19 related deaths: 3881

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 276,983

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, September 1, 2021. 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.

TMA Urges Governor to Allow Local Mask, Vaccination Decisions

A Message from the TMA President

As physicians across the state toil against the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Medical Association leaders met with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office [on August 20] to ask for greater flexibility at the local level to respond to and slow the surge and its emotional and physical impacts on you and the health care system. 

As this latest wave has shown, we are seeing many more patients who are younger and sicker requiring hospitalization and intensive care, the vast majority of whom are unvaccinated. This is particularly concerning for kids under the age of 12 who do not yet have access to a vaccine. 

Because all disasters are local – and because so many of you have reached out to us – the TMA Board of Trustees, in an emergency meeting last Sunday, unanimously decided we needed to take action to reach out to the governor. 

On Friday, I led a meeting with the governor’s chief of staff, Luis Saenz, and deputy chief of staff Garland Pate. Joining me in the virtual meeting were TMA President-Elect Gary Floyd, MD; TMA Board of Trustees Chair Richard W. Snyder II, MD; TMA Board of Trustees Vice Chair G. Ray Callas, MD; and TMA Executive Vice President and CEO Michael J. Darrouzet. 

Our request to the governor on behalf of the TMA Board of Trustees: Please allow all institutions – including schools, school districts, hospitals, health care facilities, medical schools, and medical centers, regardless of funding source – to make local, independent decisions regarding vaccinations and the use of masks, preferably in consultation with physicians in those communities, and always using evidence-based data to inform their decisions. 

The lengthy discussion underscored the need for physicians and state leadership to continue educating Texans about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and to address vaccine hesitancy. 

TMA understands and appreciates all you are doing during this difficult time to address the needs of your communities and your patients. We are taking steps to ensure your viability, resiliency, and knowledge of the current crisis. 

Please continue to share your stories, issues, and concerns. And we will always be keeping you abreast of the association’s advocacy activities in Texas Medicine Today and through the COVID-19 Resource Center.


Sincerely,

E. Linda Villarreal, MD
President
Texas Medical Association

North Central Texas COVID-19 Regional Infusion Center Opens in Fort Worth

Today, a COVID-19 Regional Infusion Center offering the monoclonal antibody treatment Regeneron – COV (Casirivimab plus Imdevimab) opened in Fort Worth. According to the Infusion Center Info Sheet, “[t]his site will accept patient referrals from healthcare providers across TSAs C, D, and E to help administer COVID therapeutics quickly and safely with the goal of preventing patients from needing hospitalization.”

Referrals are required for treatment. To see if your patients qualifies, check the North Central Texas COVID-19 Regional Infusion Info Sheet. If they are eligible, you can complete the referral by filling out this form and sending in in by fax (210-208-5295) or email (InfusionReferral@bcfs.net).

Walk-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for the Fridays in August

Today and on Friday, August 27, you can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine from Tarrant County Public Health at Sundance Square Plaza Pavilion. All three vaccines will be available.

August 20 hours: 11am-8pm

August 27 hours: 11am-6pm

You can call Tarrant County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline for more information at 817-248-6299.