Coronavirus Update: April 14, 2020
By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as of April 14, 5:30pm CT
- In Texas, 146,467 people have been tested, resulting in 14,624 cases and 318 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. An estimated 2,580 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.
- Tarrant County has at least 876 confirmed cases; Parker County has 15 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 5.
- In the United States, there are at least 579,005 cases and 22,252 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
- 195,081 cases are in the New York City area - the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.
Need to Know:
- The Paycheck Protection Program is saving jobs and small businesses across the country. The popular Paycheck Protection Program is helping save jobs and support our small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Treasury Department, over a million loans have already been awarded to small businesses, more than $240 billion in loans have been processed, and nearly 4,600 lenders have participated since the program launched April 3. Demand for the Paycheck Protection Program has been so high that the funds are already depleting—I continue to be vocal on the need for additional funds for the program. If you are a small business owner, you may still apply—but I urge you to act quickly. A list of participating lenders as well as additional information and full terms can be found at sba.gov.
- Stay hopeful—but Stay Home Texas. In a press conference last Friday, Governor Abbott said that an executive order planning to reopen some Texas businesses is expected this week. No details were shared, but the order will focus on protecting lives while also carefully restoring livelihoods. The Governor also reminded us to keep doing our part to slow the spread, warning that while the number of coronavirus cases in our state is starting to level off thanks in part to Texans’ commitment to social distancing practices, the coronavirus outbreak in Texas has not yet reached its peak.
- Testing is expanding across Texas, including Texas 12. Drive-through testing for the coronavirus has arrived in downtown Fort Worth thanks to our own Fort Worth-based 3D Healthcare, which is now taking appointments. Visit 3dhealth-care.com, or call 833-219-7922. Remember that Urgent Care for Kids also has four drive-through test sites in Tarrant County testing adults and children. Visit urgentcarekids.com/covid19-test/ for more information and test site locations.
- Testing is also expanding across our state in a big way – select Walgreens pharmacies in Texas will soon begin drive-through testing, with the ability to administer up to 3,000 tests per day.