After Downward Trend, Dallas County Coronavirus Cases ‘May Be Beginning Trend Upward Trend’ – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 376 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count to 74,476 in Dallas County, with 957 confirmed deaths, followed by nine more. Reported.

The total number of possible cases in Dallas County is 3,258, including COVID-19 to 10 possible deaths.

Of the 376 new cases recorded on Wednesday, 168 came from the old months, with 110 through the Texas State Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system.

“Initially, epidemiologists have noted that by the date of trial collection, our decline in new COVID-19 cases has been halted and may begin to move slightly upward. Therefore, it is imperative that we all make good decisions, ”Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement. “Please continue wearing your mask at all times when people outside your home maintain a distance of six feet. Remember, it is not one or the other, it is both. Also, wash your hands frequently and avoid unnecessary crowds and trips. ”

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (to date of trial collection) for CDC week 35 increased slightly to 277 compared to the previous week.

Respiratory specimen testing for SARS-CoV-2 has a positive percentage of 10.8%, which is 10.8% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals that test positive in week 35.

From August 15 to 28, 317 schoolchildren between the ages of 5 and 17 were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Dallas County.

About 43% of these cases were of high school age (14 to 17 years). By zip code of residence, 167 (53%) of these children were estimated to be enrolled in Dallas ISD schools.

During the last 10 days, there have been more than 25 possible cases of COVID-19 with several youth hockey teams in the DFW region.

“Today’s number is 376 and 266 of those numbers were from September but it is unknown how many of those” new “cases were actually from tests in August. Our current mean test time is nine days, with some of our Laboratories take more than nine days and some laboratories take less than nine days. The laboratories used by Dallas County and Parkland are taking about three days, so it is difficult to know how many of these cases are new, “Judge Jenkins said.

In all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization, more than two-thirds are under 65 years of age.

Diabetes is a high-risk health condition in one third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

“Recently, TABC has relaxed the rules for some bars and we are hearing reports of more and more crowded bars. We know that every state that has opened or reopened its bars has seen a major spike in COVID-19 cases that exacerbate infections and harm other businesses and schools. Committee on Public Health, Drs. Huang and I strongly urge residents to avoid bars at this time. We encourage Governor Abbott not to ban the bars and, in fact, to close any loopholes that are allowing indoor gatherings at the bars until the numbers are reduced. If we all do our part, we have a good chance of getting a better place this fall but it’s very easy to let our guard down and jump the numbers in no time. History has shown us that it takes months to bring the numbers down again. So please make your best decisions for you and your family, do not disappoint your guard, and always wear your mask, ”said Judge Jenkins.

The additional nine deaths reported on Wednesday included the following:

– A 40-year-old woman resident of the City of Mesquite. She was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A man in his 50s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. He ended up in an ED hospital area, and had high-risk health conditions.

– A man in his 60s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. He was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A 60-year-old woman who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas. She was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A man in his 60s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. He was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A woman in her 70s, a resident of the city of Dallas. He ended up in a field hospital ED, and did not have high-risk health conditions.

– A man in his 70s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. He was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A man in the 70s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. He was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

– A man in the 80s who was a resident of Richardson City. He was seriously ill in a field hospital, and had underlying high-risk health conditions

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