Coronavirus Update: June 10th, 2020
By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as June 10th, 2:30pm CT
- In Texas, 1,302,049 people have been tested, resulting in 77,253 cases and 1,853 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are an estimated 24,260 active cases in our state, and an estimated 51,140 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.
- Tarrant County has at least 6,369 confirmed cases; Parker County has 104 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 53.
- In the United States, nearly 2 million cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. There are at least 1,973,797 cases and 112,133 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
Need to Know:
- Fort Worth facilities re-opening their doors: Fort Worth is continuing to reopen in a responsible way. This month, more city facilities—including public libraries, animal shelters, community centers, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden —are opening again for our community. If you choose to visit any of your favorite city facilities, be prepared to participate in a health screening (like a temperature check), wear a mask, and socially distance. Click here for a comprehensive list of what’s open and for what to expect when you visit.
- Grants for Texas 12 small businesses: Small businesses invest in Texas 12, and local chambers of commerce are investing in them as they weather the coronavirus pandemic. Fort Worth small businesses impacted by the pandemic now have more time to participate in the “Preserve the Fort” grant program, made possible through the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. The deadline to apply has now been extended to midnight next Monday, June 15th. Click here to apply. Parker County small businesses may participate in the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce (EPCC)'s grant program by clicking here and are encouraged to visit this page for more helpful small business resources provided by EPCC.
- Fort Worth testing with results on-the-spot: This week, Mercy Clinic, in partnership with CVS Health, begins offering “rapid” coronavirus testing, with results provided on-the-spot at the test site (located at 775 West Bowie Street). Tests are FREE and available to those over 18 years old that meet at least one symptomatic criterion set by the CDC. Simply call 817-840-3501 to make an appointment.
- To locate a testing site anywhere in Texas, visit bit.ly/txcovidtest for an interactive map provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Division of Emergency Management.