Dallas County reports 250 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths – The Dallas Morning News

3September 2020

Dallas County reported 250 new cases of the coronavirus and eight deaths Thursday.

The new cases consist of one from July and 121 from August. They bring the county’s overall number of cases to 72,860, consisting of 934 deaths.

The deaths consist of four individuals from Dallas: two guys in their 50s, a female in her 60s and a man in his 80s. The guys all lived in long-lasting care centers.

The others who passed away were a Garland male in his 60s, a Garland lady in her 80s, a Lancaster lady in her 70s and a Duncanville male in his 50s. The Lancaster lady also lived in a long-term care center.

The county reported that from Aug. 8 through Aug. 21, 393 school-age children evaluated favorable for the infection; about half were high-school age. According to the county, ZIP codes of their residences show that 203 would be DISD trainees.

The county reported that the share of COVID-19 tests that were favorable for the infection was dropping but was still high at 11.3%. According to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, 4,189 of the city’s health center beds, or 71%, were occupied. He also stated on Twitter that 33% of the city’s ventilators remained in use.

Wednesday, the county decreased its risk evaluation level to orange, or “moderate risk.”

County Judge Clay Jenkins stated on Twitter that to keep infections low, it was very important for citizens not to commemorate the coming vacation weekend with big events.

“In order to continue seeing the sort of gains that will get less individuals sick, get more businesses prospering, and more schoolchildren back in the class, we need to make wise decisions this Labor Day weekend,” Jenkins stated. “As you commemorate Labor Day, please do it properly. That suggests wearing a mask 100% of the time when around individuals outside your home and maintaining 6-foot distancing.”

Statewide, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported 3,899 new cases for a total of 625,347, and 221 new deaths for a total of 13,091.

Tarrant County Tarrant County reported 227 new cases and two deaths Thursday. Individuals who passed away were from Fort Worth– a man in his 60s and a female in her 80s– and had hidden health conditions.

The county now has had 562 deaths from COVID-19. The new cases bring the county’s overall to 42,297, according to Tarrant County Public

Health. Collin County Collin County reported 79 new cases and no new deaths Thursday. The new numbers bring the county’s case count to

11,198, consisting of 625 active ones and 10,573 recoveries. The county has reported 114 deaths. In current weeks, however, the county has stated it is not positive in

the information supplied by the state. Denton County Denton County reported 82 new cases Thursday, bringing its overall to 10,422. The county stated 103 more individuals had actually recuperated from the infection, bringing the number of recoveries to 8,513. No new deaths were reported, leaving the overall at 101, according to Denton County Public Health. The county will offer complimentary drive-through testing the next two Fridays, beginning

at 8 a.m. at the University of North Texas’Discovery Park, at 3940 N. Elm St. Preregistration is needed

; call 940-349-2585. Other counties The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for lots of North Texas counties, and some may not report updates each day. The current numbers are: Rockwall County

: 1,378 cases, 21

deaths. Kaufman County: 2,833 cases, 41 deaths. Ellis County: 3,843 cases, 58 deaths. Johnson County: 2,565 cases, 45 deaths. Having trouble seeing this map? Click here. Source: dallasnews.com

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