Allergies or COVID-19? Weekly Infectious Disease Update

Tarrant County is still listed as MEDIUM community level transmission with 3.83% of staffed inpatient beds being filled with patients diagnosed with COVID. Nationally, numbers continue to trend downward.


It’s that time of the year when environmental allergies increase; however, do not assume the running nose and sore throat are simply allergies (yes, many report these as first symptoms). If individuals don’t feel well, stay home and consult the PCP! Excellent hand hygiene, social distancing and masking as appropriate are still recommended by the CDC.

In addition, Norovirus is starting to decline.