Dallas County’s coronavirus death toll passes 500 as authorities announce 16 extra casualties – The Dallas Morning News

16July 2020


Updated at 5:20 p.m.: Revised to consist of Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.

More than 500 Dallas County locals have actually now passed away due to the fact that of the coronavirus.

County officials revealed 16 extra deaths Thursday from COVID-19, the disease triggered by the virus, raising the county’s toll to 501.

There were also 1,027 new cases of the virus, officials said, making it two complete weeks where at least 1,000 cases have actually been reported each day.

Eight of the most recent victims were Dallas citizens: 3 males in their 60s, two men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s who lived at a long-lasting care facility and two females in their 90s, among whom lived at a long-lasting care center.

The other eight victims were a Cedar Hill male in his 70s who was a local of a long-lasting care facility; a Garland man in his 40s; 2 Grand Grassy field citizens, a male in his 30s and a woman in her 70s; two Irving guys, in their 50s and 60s; a Lancaster guy in his 70s; and a Mesquite man in his 40s.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said Wednesday, when the county reported 20 coronavirus deaths, that this week would be among the most dangerous of the pandemic for Dallas County. Through Thursday, there have actually been 52 deaths; last week had the highest toll up until now, with 54 deaths.

On Tuesday, the county morgue had to utilize a cooling truck to save bodies for the very first time throughout the pandemic, according to Dr. Jeffrey Barnard, Dallas County’s primary medical inspector.

The morgue can hold about 100 to 110 bodies waiting on an autopsy but was at capacity after a big caseload was available in overnight. 5 bodies needed to momentarily be stored in the cooling truck and were later moved into the structure.

The increased load is not due to deaths from COVID-19 alone, Barnard stated: A lot of the bodies are murder victims, people who passed away natural deaths at home and people who died by suicide.

The truck, which was donated to the county in April, was empty as of Thursday afternoon, Barnard stated.

The county’s total number of cases is now 37,996, or about 14.4 for every single 1,000 locals. Dallas County does not report healings.

Throughout the state, 129 deaths were reported Thursday– a brand-new single-day record. There were 10,291 new cases reported, slightly fewer than the previous two days, and the number of hospitalized patients fell partially to 10,457.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and emergency-room sees for its signs were near record highs in Dallas County. On Wednesday, 805 clients were hospitalized with the disease, and 796 people checked out emergency rooms for its symptoms– about 33% of all ER sees.

“I know this summertime looks different than what all of us envisioned months ago and there’s unpredictability regarding what our neighborhood and daily life will look like moving forward,” Jenkins stated in a written statement. “Please know that we are striving and following the guidance of the medical and public health professionals so that we can keep our economy moving and keep as many individuals healthy as possible.”

Tarrant County 6 brand-new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tarrant County on Thursday, together with 562 more cases. The victims were 3 Arlington men, in their 40s, 60s and 70s; a Fort Worth lady in her 60s; a Lake Worth man in his 70s; and a ladies in her 60s from unincorporated Tarrant County. The deaths raise the county’s toll to 283. There have actually been 20,433 validated cases in the county, or about 9.7 for every single 1,000 homeowners.

Hospitalizations for the infection are at 673, and the county reports 9,918 recoveries.

Collin County

Collin County reported 145 brand-new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths Thursday.

There have actually been 64 deaths in the county. Additional information on the most recent victims were not readily available.

The county has seen 5,079 cases, or about 4.9 for every 1,000 residents.

Hospitalizations in the county were at 201, and the county reported a total of 4,123 recoveries.

Denton County

Officials in Denton County reported 138 extra favorable coronavirus tests Wednesday, raising the county’s overall to 4,605– about 5.2 for every thousand homeowners.

No new deaths from the infection were reported. The county’s toll from COVID-19 is 41.

According to the county’s information, 110 clients stay hospitalized and 2,544 have recuperated from the illness.

Other counties

Rockwall County said 400 free coronavirus tests would be readily available Friday at Lake Pointe Church, 701 E. Interstate 30 in Rockwall. Anybody can be checked, with or without signs, and consultations might be arranged at texas.curativeinc.com. The Texas Department of State Health Providers has actually taken over reporting coronavirus cases for several North Texas counties, and they may not report updated overalls every day. The current numbers are: Rockwall County: 540

cases, 17 deaths. Kaufman County

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