Health authorities in Dallas County on Saturday reported 156 extra cases of COVID-19 and four more coronavirus-related deaths.
Among the brand-new cases reported was from a sample collected in April through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ stockpile, the rest were collected in September.
The four deaths reported Saturday were all in locals of Grand Grassy field. They consisted of a man in his 60s who had been critically ill at an area health center and had underlying health conditions, a female in her 60s who had been critically ill at an area health center and had underlying health conditions, a man his 60s who had been critically ill at an area health center and did not have underlying health conditions, and a female in her 70s who had been critically ill at an area health center and had underlying health conditions, according to Dallas County Health and Human Being Services.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins stated the county’s positivity rate, while high at 10%, is below 10.8% in the previous week.
“To see less COVID-19 cases, more businesses open and prosper, and more kids in school, it’s really essential that you continue to use your mask and keep 6 feet distance, clean your hands frequently, prevent unnecessary trips, and prevent any indoor activities where individuals are not using masking 100% of the time,” Jenkins stated in a statement. “If we all make wise choices, together we can get to a much better location.”
The county has actually now accumulated 77,118 cases of the infection considering that testing began in March. With 69,934 approximated healings being reported by the state through Saturday, there are approximately 6,190 active cases in Dallas County.
There have actually been 994 verified deaths attributed in the county to the infection, which, according to Dallas County Health and Human Being Services Director Dr. Philip Huang, is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the county behind illness of the heart and cancers. Considering that March 20, the date of the very first reported COVID-19 associated death in Dallas County, the county has actually averaged 5.7 deaths daily.
* Map places are approximate, main places for the city and are not indicated to show where real infected individuals live.
** County amounts to listed below consist of all 32 North Texas counties, not simply Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.