COVID-19 updates: Texas goes beyond 10,000 deaths, Dallas County reports 1,850 cases due to backlog –

17August 2020

Roughly 1.75% of all Texans have actually tested positive for COVID-19 up until now.

This story will be continuously updated on Aug. 17.

Texas struck another grim turning point on Monday: a COVID-19 death toll of more than 10,000 individuals.

Dallas County reported 1,850 additional

cases, due to a backlog from the state health department’s coding error from June, authorities said. The county also reported seven additional deaths.

At 10,034 victims reported by state health authorities, Texas will account for almost 6%of the nation’s fatalities. Roughly 4 in every 5 of those deaths have actually happened because June

1. The Texas Department of State Health Solutions reported 51 new deaths Monday, in addition to more than 2,700 new cases. Numbers are generally lower on Monday due to reporting lags over the weekends. Scientists with Johns Hopkins University’s widely respected Coronavirus Resource Center have tallied more than 170,000 deaths throughout the U.S. up until now. Dallas County has tape-recorded 829 deaths related to COVID-19 because tracking began in March. The current deaths ranged in age from a Dallas woman in her 40s to a Richardson woman in her 70s.

” Once once again we have a high variety of cases can be found in, this time from June, due to a coding error in the State’s electronic lab reporting system,”Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. “While at this moment it is easy to understand and affordable for individuals to be doubtful of the State’s reporting system, it is not affordable to be doubtful of the science that is proving to be reliable,” consisting of using a mask, social distancing and hand cleaning, Jenkins said.

Roughly 1.75%of all Texans have actually tested positive for COVID-19 up until now. As of Sunday: 9,983 Texans have actually died 399,572 have actually recovered A minimum of

125,487 individuals throughout the state are considered active cases The marker comes at a minute when state information stockpiles have actually continued to pester counties’tracing efforts. RELATED: Texas authorities say record-high COVID-19 positivity rate was brought on by coding mistakes, system upgrades Counties throughout the state have actually been reporting big stockpiles of information from Texas authorities for the past few days, with Dallas County authorities reporting 5,195 additional cases Sunday from the past six months. Top updates for Monday, Aug. 17: Congress has designated

trillions of dollars to ease the COVID-19 crisis, but

  • numerous neighborhoods with big break outs have actually invested little of that federal money. Here’s why. Robert Rhodes was a” professor’s professor” understood for deeply engaging his trainees during the course of his more than thirty years teaching at Texas Christian University. His other half said if it weren’t for COVID-19, he would not have actually died. Denton County reports 127 additional cases Denton County health authorities reported 127 additional positive cases Monday, bringing the countywide overall to 8,427 cases. There were 271 additional recoveries, bringing recoveries to 5,644.

Hood County reports 44 active cases, almost double prior week County authorities launched new case information for the week Monday, saying there are currently a minimum of 44 active cases in the location. That’s almost double the 23 cases of the prior week.

Six of those active cases are individuals who are currently hospitalized. Three of the 44 active cases are individuals under the age of 20 in the county. The county’s positivity rate is 10.3%. Gov. Greg Abbott has consistently said the goal is to remain listed below a rate of 10%. An overall of 709 individuals have actually tested positive because mid-March. RELATED: Dallas-Fort Worth’s positivity rate is among the greatest in the nation. So what does that suggest?

Fourteen individuals have actually died while they had the disease in the county, and a minimum of 11 of those were COVID-related, according to authorities. Three of the deaths were reported in the recently, all of whom were over the age of 60.

Cook Kid’s releases COVID-19 numbers

There are six COVID-19 clients at Cook Kid’s, authorities said Monday early morning.

The present positivity rate is at 7%. There have actually been 14,802 kids tested and 1,029 were verified positive.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Health experts recommend taking the following actions to avoid the spread of COVID-19

  • : Wear a face covering. Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill. Practice”social distancing”and remain at least 6 feet far from others and prevent big public gatherings
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay at home when you are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect often touched objects and surfaces utilizing a regular home cleansing spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, specifically after going to the restroom; before consuming; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily offered, utilize an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol. Constantly wash hands with soap and water if hands are noticeably unclean.
  • Seek advice from CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to secure yourself if you prepare to travel beyond the U.S.
  • WFAA digital producer Jennifer Prohov contributed to this report.


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