Health officials in Dallas County reported three more coronovirus-related deaths Sunday and confirmed 156 new, COVID-19.
The three deaths recorded Sunday by Dallas County Health and Human Services include:
- A man in his 50s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas. He died in the facility.
- A woman in her 50s who was a resident of the city of Dallas. She was critically ill in a field hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
- A man in the 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Garland. He died in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
Of the 156 new cases recorded on Sunday, 28 came from the Texas Department of Health’s Electronic Laboratory Reporting System, and 17 were from older months, including two from April, four from May, nine from July, and two from August.
The county’s seven-day average dropped to 215 new cases per day, its lowest since June 1.
According to DCHHS, 104 confirmed and probable cases of school-aged children were reported in the county last week. In the past two weeks, authorities have found 33 cases involving several youth hockey teams in North Texas.
DCHHS said COVID-19 was reported to a 29-year-old coach in a nearby county when he died last week.
Since the trial began in March, the county has now accumulated 75,208 cases of the virus. There are also an estimated 7,828 active cases in Dallas County, with an estimated 66,016 recoveries by the state on Saturday. The county has 973 confirmed deaths for the virus, which Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Drs. According to Philip Huang, it is now the third leading cause of death in the county behind heart and cancer diseases. Since March 20, the first death date related to COVID-19 in Dallas County, there have been 5.6 deaths per day in the county.
* Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.
** County totals include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Coleen, Dallas, Denton and Tarant.