KDDD News 2-2-21

Active Covid 19 numbers in Moore County has continued to decline, from where things we’re a month ago. Moore County Hospital District also reports their numbers of active patients has ewally decreased as well. Currently their are only a few patients with Covid at the hospital, and area doctors are reporting seeing fewer patients with active symptoms. Their are arounnd 30 active cases overall in Moore County.

Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent letters to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS USA launching an investigation into coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants nationwide, which have resulted in the deaths of more than 250 employees.

Tyson, Smithfield, and JBS are three of the nation’s largest meatpacking companies and have each had multiple outbreaks. Chairman Clyburn also sent letters to three meatpacking companies, which have had a combined total of at least 41 major outbreaks in meatpacking facilities in 20 states, including multiple outbreaks in the same facilities:

JBS USA, including the Moore County plant, is the world’s largest meatpacker, has had at least 3,000 employees contract the coronavirus. 18 of these employees died.

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Nominations for the 2021 Dumas High School Hall of Fame are now open. All nominations must be received by 4:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2021. Nominations may be sent to:

Dumas High School

Attn: Patricia Sheldon

PO Box 615

Dumas, Texas 79029

or emailed to:

[email protected]

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Amarillo and the surrounding area are getting closer to being able to reopen businesses at 75% occupancy, according to the latest data from city health officials. The COVID-19 report card for the first day of Feb. 2021 showed the area’s hospitalization rate at 13.07% after the city spent over three months over the State of Texas’ 15% threshold.

The rest of Monday’s report card was a mixed bag of news however. Officials reported 67 newly-reported cases of the disease over the weekend, nearly quintupled by 321 reported recoveries.

When combined with two newly-reported deaths, the latest report card said the city saw a net drop of 256 active cases over the weekend.