Dallas County Judge: 862 Of 1,086 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday Came From Texas’ ‘Problematic’ Reporting System – CBS Dallas/ Fort Worth

22August 2020

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)– Dallas County on Saturday reported 1,086 cases of COVID-19, with 862 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Saturday’s count brings the overall in the county to 68,572, which is the 2nd greatest in the state behind Harris County.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins called the state’s reporting system “problematic” as the county continues to get validated case numbers from previous months.

Today consists of 1,086 overall cases, 862 of which are from the State’s problematic electronic lab reporting system. Of those, 512 are from May, June, & & July, leaving 574 “brand-new” cases, however it’s unknown if any of the August cases are backlogged from the beginning of the month or normal,” Jenkins tweeted. “There’s no way to really understand this however today I’m including two charts in journalism release that show a decline in the 7 day rolling average and in the daily average of brand-new cases, now at approximately 256 cases a day versus 916 cases a day from the week of July 18th.”

There were also six more deaths reported on Saturday, bringing the overall in Dallas County to 855. The clients were over 40 years of ages, all had actually been hospitalized and 4 of the six had underlying high danger health conditions.

Health authorities also reported that 531 children in between 5 to 18 years of ages evaluated positive for COVID-19 from Aug. 1 to Aug. 14. There have been over 3,549 children under the age of 18 who have evaluated positive because July 1, according to authorities.

In Tarrant County 228 brand-new cases were reported. The county did not state if any of the brand-new cases were from a backlog. The overall number of validated cases in the county is now at 39,556.

Denton County reported 145 brand-new cases, while Collin County had no brand-new cases to report Saturday. However, Collin County did have 4 more coronavirus-related deaths.

Source: dfw.cbslocal.com

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