Dallas County Reports 9 Deaths Related to Coronavirus Friday, Including 5-Year-Old Young Boy – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

24July 2020

Dallas County authorities reported 9 deaths and 659 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, consisting of the death of a 5-year-old boy.

Health officials said the young boy lived in Dallas and had actually been seriously ill in a location medical facility. He also had hidden high-risk health conditions.

The addition of 659 cases has raised the number of positive cases in the county to 44,746.

The 9 additional deaths reported Friday include:

  • A 5-year-old boy who was a homeowner of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in a location healthcare facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A guy in his 40’s who was a citizen of the City of Grand Meadow. He had been seriously ill in a location hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A male in his 50’s who was a local of the City of Irving. He had actually been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A male in his 50’s who was a citizen of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased in your home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a citizen of the City of Dallas. She had actually been critically ill in a location hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A female in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been seriously ill in a location healthcare facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A male in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had actually been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A female in her 80’s who was a homeowner of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She ended in the center and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A guy in his 80’s who was a local of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in a location hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

There have actually been 586 deaths in Dallas County linked to the infection, which is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the county behind cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Friday,”I think we are starting to see a positive pattern due to the masking order that Dallas County implemented a month ago that was later on followed by Governor Abbott and made statewide. The truth that our numbers are down however does not mean that we can afford to relax what we’ve been doing. One hundred percent mask using around other individuals outside your house is vital to our success going forward.”

Jenkins went on to deal with the death of a 5-year-old young boy, saying” Sadly today we announced the death of a 5 year old kid from #COVID 19. This is our very first pre-teen death here in Dallas County. I want to point out to the general public that we have actually seen a sharp uptick in children getting #COVID 19. We currently have more than 1,450 children under age 18 who’ve evaluated favorable since July 1. Parents, it’s vital that kids, like everybody else, follow the guidelines to stay safe.” A brand-new COVID-19 testing place opened Monday at Mountain View College at 4849

West Illinois Ave. The center is in collaboration with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the city of Dallas. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There are no residency requirements to

be checked at the place, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. County authorities stated earlier this month an increasing

percentage of brand-new cases reported have been young adults in between the ages of 18 and 39, consisting of half of all cases reported because June 1. The county said reports of cases continue to be connected with

“multiple big leisure and celebrations given that the beginning of June.”Of cases needing hospitalization, more than two-thirds have been under 65, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized clients with COVID-19. * Map places are approximate, main locations for the city and are not


indicated to indicate where real infected individuals live. ** County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant. Source: nbcdfw.com

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