COVID updates: Dallas teen dies; testing locations; more –

January 15, 2022

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported an additional 5,833 cases of COVID on Thursday. The county said more than 61% of all COVID cases in Dallas county came from those who were not fully vaccinated, and the test positivity rate for cases currently stands at nearly 42%.
The county said that another 13 people, including a teen from Glenn Heights with underlying health conditions, have died from the virus. This brings the total number of Dallas residents who have died from the virus to 5,649.
Among the others who died:
All had underlying health conditions, officials said.
Tarrant County Public Health reported Monday there are currently 1,414 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There were 1,354 hospitalizations the previous day.
This is the highest this statistic has been since last year’s winter surge, when there were 1,429 people hospitalized in Tarrant County on Jan. 19, 2021. The county’s record-high day happened on Jan. 6, 2021, when there were 1,528 hospitalizations.
COVID-19 patients currently make up 31% of the total hospital bed capacity.
Health officials also announced 12 new COVID-19 deaths, which ranged in age from a Saginaw man in his 30s to a Bedford woman in her 90s. There have now been 5,111 total deaths in the county since tracking began in March 2020.
There were also 9,957 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday. There have been 441,134 total cases since tracking began in March 2020.
As of Wednesday, there have been 3,172,067 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Tarrant County, according to health officials.
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Denton County Public Health reported there are currently 198 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county. There were 201 on Wednesday.
This is the 16th day in a row hospitalizations have remained above 100. The county currently has a 14-day average of 149 hospitalizations.
There are currently seven ICU beds currently available in the county’s hospitals.
Health officials also reported 1,549 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. There have now been 125,337 total cases in the county since tracking began in March 2020.
As of Monday, there are currently 208,693 people in Denton County who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 199,883 who have received their second dose and 1,139 who have received their third dose.
On Thursday, state health officials reported there are currently 11,653 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas. This is up from 11,571 the previous day.
Hospitalizations in the state have remained above 10,000 hospitalizations for four consecutive days.
The record-high number of hospitalizations happened on Jan. 11, when there were 14,218 patients in Texas hospitals.
The state currently has a 14-day average of 8,842 hospitalizations.
State health officials reported 59,268 new cases of COVID-19 Monday.
The state’s current 14-day average is 43,348 cases. This is a record-high for Texas.
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD said that any elementary class that has more than a 20% positivity rate must quarantine beginning Friday, Jan. 14 through the end of next week, Jan. 21, after which the affected students may return to Monday, Jan. 24. 
Currently, the district said its threshold for immediate quarantine is a positivity rate of 30% or more. But, the district added it has discretion to quarantine, if necessary, classrooms with a positivity rate of 20% or more.
“The increased number of student cases this week, coupled with the rapid nature by which this variant is spreading, has led the district to quarantine these additional classes,” the district said.
Those classes impacted by the quarantine will receive an additional notice from the principal, the district said, and students in a class quarantine will participate in remote learning.
“We understand that quarantining classes is difficult, however, this is a necessary step to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students and staff safe,” the district said.
Click here for a list of districts that have closed classes due to COVID.
Tarrant County Public Health is hosting several pop-up COVID-19 clinics across Tarrant County this upcoming week. 
Each site has the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and, at times, the Johnson & Johnson. 
Children five and older are all eligible for the vaccination. Parents need to bring proof of the child’s age and their own ID for the vaccination. Booster vaccinations are also available at all of the vaccination locations.
Pop-Up COVID-19 locations:
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Friday, Jan. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1501 Rip Johnson Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Campus Drive United Methodist Church
Friday, Jan. 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Sundance Square 
Friday, Jan. 14: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SE corner of the Plaza (formerly The Bird Café)
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Northwest Public Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
3800 Adam Grubb Rd.
Lake Worth, TX 76135
Bagsby-Williams Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
3212 Miller Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Southeast Public Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
536 W Randol Mill
Arlington, TX 76011
Main Public Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
1101 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southwest Public Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Watauga Public Health Center
Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
6601 Watauga Rd.
Watauga, TX 76148
Frisco ISD is closing its current COVID testing site at Kuykendall Stadium to make way for a new location with greater testing capacity. 
Starting Jan. 18, the testing site will be at Bacchus Park, located at 13995 Main St. Visit for more details.
The federal mask mandate has been extended through March 18, meaning everyone will continue wearing masks when on board any DART or Trinity Metro vehicles.
With COVID numbers surging and the demand for testing at an all-time high, Nomi Health opening several additional testing sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Ellis Davis Field House

9191 S. Polk St.
Monday-Sunday (7 days/week)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
*Drive-thru location only. Testing available by appointment only, with only 1,000 appointments a day.
Toyota Stadium Corolla Lot

9200 World Cup Way
Monday-Sunday (7 days/week)
6 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
*No appointment necessary at this drive-thru location.
AISD Arts and Athletics Complex (inside the basketball arena)

1001 E. Division St.
Monday-Saturday (6 days/week)
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
*No appointment necessary, walk-up appointments
*Opens Monday, 1/17 at Noon; 7 a.m. moving forward

Memorial Stadium

2500 Memorial Blvd.
Mesquite, TX 75149
Monday-Saturday (6 days/week)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
*This drive-thru location is available by appointment only
For pre-registration, text “Nomi” to (214)238-9686 or visit
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