Dallas County reported 261 brand-new coronavirus cases and no deaths Monday.
It was first day in two weeks, and only the 3rd in almost three months, that the county didn’t report additional deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the infection.
The county stated 177 of the freshly reported cases came from the state’s reporting system: 35 from August and 142 from September. The rest were reported directly to the county health department.
The brand-new figures bring the county’s overall validated cases to 73,961.
Although a press release from the county indicated that 946 homeowners have passed away from COVID-19– one more than on Saturday– a county representative validated that the toll remains at 945.
The county also has actually reported 3,184 likely cases and 10 likely COVID-19 deaths. While other North Texas counties supply quotes for how many individuals have recuperated from the infection, Dallas County authorities do not report healings, stating it’s not a measurement utilized by the federal Centers for Illness Control and Prevention.
County Judge Clay Jenkins stated in a written declaration that he hoped homeowners celebrated the holiday weekend properly to ensure that there would not be a spike in cases. He also stated the next obstacle would be the reopening of schools, and he motivated the continued use of masks and social distancing.
“If we all continue to interact for the good of the neighborhood, we’ll see less sickness and death, more businesses and tasks grow, and more kids in school,” he stated.
Across Texas, 2,057 brand-new cases and 20 deaths were reported Monday– a day of the week when the numbers are usually lower since of lags in weekend reporting. A total of 13,492 Texans have passed away from the infection, and there have been 640,370 validated cases in the state.
There are 3,537 coronavirus patients in Texas health centers, consisting of 677 in North Texas. The seven-day average of positive tests for the state is 7.2%, the most affordable that number has actually been because mid-June.