Dallas County reported 156 new coronovirus cases on Sunday, with three new deaths.
Twenty-eight of the cases reported on Sunday came from the state’s reporting system, with two from April, four from May, nine from July, two from August and 11 from September. 139, reported directly to the county health department.
The latest victims are a Dallas man in his 50s who was living in a long-term care facility, a Dallas woman in her 50s who was seriously ill in a hospital and an underlying health condition, and in her 90s One Garland man had underlying health conditions who were living in a long-term health facility.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total confirmed cases to 75,208. The county’s death toll is 973.
The county also recorded 3,593 possible cases and 11 possible COVID-19 deaths. While other North Texas counties have estimated how many people have recovered from the virus, Dallas County officials have not reported recovery, saying it is a measurement not used by the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention .
The county reported that between August 30 and September 5, 104 schoolchildren tested positive for COVID-19, a decline from the previous week. In the past two weeks, 33 cases have been associated with youth hockey teams at D-FW, including five coaches. A 29-year-old hockey coach was reported to have COVID-19 at the time of his death, according to the county.
According to the county, more than two-thirds of all confirmed cases require hospitalization, and diabetes is an underlying condition in people under 65 years of age.
For the latest reporting period between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, the county’s provisional seven-day average daily confirmation and average number of potential cases was 243. This figure is calculated from the date of COVID-19 test collection, the county.
About 25% of the county’s total confirmed COVID-19 deaths are associated with long-term care facilities.
Although those numbers have declined since high levels in July, health officials said the virus still has a “disruptive” effect on the county’s health care systems, according to a news release from the county judge’s office.
On Sunday, 1,840 more cases were reported in the state with 47 deaths due to the virus. Texas has 659,434 confirmed cases and 14,190 deaths.
The state said it would not update the total number of tests on its dashboard on Sunday. The positivity rate will be updated on the dashboard in the state on Monday.
Tarant County reported 314 coronovirus cases and two new deaths on Sunday.
The latest victims include a Fort Worth man in the 80s and an Arlington man in the 50s. Both had underlying health conditions, the county said.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 44,454, including 2,887 potential cases. The death toll is 605, and 39,380 people have been recovered.
As of Sunday’s number on the county’s dashboard, there are 201 people hospitalized in Tarant County with the virus.
Collin County added 15 coronovirus cases on Sunday, bringing its total to 12,001.
The county reported two new deaths, raising the toll to 124.
According to the county, 11,257 people have recovered from the virus and 70 are hospitalized.
Coleen County, which has received its data from the state Department of Health Services since it changed from case management in June, has a note on its dashboard warning residents that there is little confidence in the number it is providing.
Denton County did not report the new coronovirus number until 8 a.m. Sunday night.
On Saturday, the county announced 37 new coronovirus cases, bringing its total to 11,014. Its death toll is at 105.
The county has reported 9,385 recoveries from the virus.
The Texas State Department of State Health Services handles reporting for other North Texas counties. Some of those counties may not report updates every day.
Latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 1,446 cases, 24 deaths
- Kauffman County: 2,915 cases, 44 deaths
- Ellis County: 3,998 cases, 62 deaths.
- Johnson County: 2,663 cases, 48 deaths
Staff writer Lavendrick Smith contributed to this report.
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