630 cases, 24 deaths announced Saturday; Statewide Hospitalizations Below 3,400 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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 630 cases, 24 deaths announced Saturday;  Statewide Hospitalizations Below 3,400 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


On Saturday, in three of the largest counties in North Texas, 24 more deaths from COVID-19 and 630 new cases of the virus were reported.

Statewide, 2,292 new cases of the virus were reported on Saturday (data on state cases is typically a day behind local health departments and numbers reported in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin today will be reported by the state tomorrow), as well as 107 more deaths.

The percentage of people hospitalized in ASD-E with COVID-19 continues to decline and stands at 4.06%.

County-specific details for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties are below, based on data reported Saturday, March 27 by county officials, local health departments and the Department of Health. State.

Dallas County

Dallas County on Saturday reported 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as well as 312 new cases of the virus.

In the past seven days, Dallas County has announced 1,892 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 270 per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 266 new cases per day.

In the past seven days, Dallas County has also reported 101 deaths, an average of 14 deaths per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 12 deaths per day.

As of March 2020, the county has reported a total of 209,108 cases of the virus including 251,502 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,606 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,485 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently around 280,551 recoveries, leaving an estimated 6,072 active cases in the county.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported seven additional COVID-19 deaths on Saturday as well as 172 new cases of the virus.

In the past seven days, Tarrant County has announced 1,345 new probable cases of the virus, an average of 192 per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 230 new cases per day.

In the past seven days, Tarrant County has also reported 67 deaths, an average of 10 deaths per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 14 deaths per day.

As of March 2020, the county has reported a total of 250,093 cases of the virus including 211,332 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,761 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,265 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently around 241,234 recoveries, leaving an estimated 5,594 active cases in the county.

Denton County

Denton County Public Health did not release case data on Saturday. The county said last weekend that data reports would not be released on weekends due to “the lower number of positive labs currently received” on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the past seven days, Denton County has announced 599 new probable cases of the virus, an average of 86 per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 170 new cases per day.

In the past seven days, Denton County has also reported nine deaths, an average of one death per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 3 deaths per day.

As of March 2020, the county has reported a total of 71,484 cases of the virus including 53,103 confirmed cases (PCR) and 18,381 probable cases (antigen). There have been 462 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently around 63,764 recoveries, leaving an estimated 7,258 active cases in the county.

Collin County

Texas State Department health departments reported 146 cases and one additional death from COVID-19 in Collin County on Saturday.

In the past seven days, the DSHS has announced 611 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 87 per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of 89 new cases per day.

Over the past seven days, the DSHS also announced 11 deaths in Collin County, an average of two deaths per day. A week ago, the county was reporting an average of two deaths per day.

As of March 2020, the DSHS has reported a total of 86,161 cases of the virus in the county including 71,703 confirmed cases (PCR) and 14,458 probable cases (antigen). There have been 788 deaths attributed to the virus. There are currently around 85,113 recoveries, leaving an estimated 260 active cases in the county.

Do you want to register on a waiting list for vaccines?

The county health departments have started waiting lists for those who want to be vaccinated and eligible for phase 1A, 1B, 1C and child care and education staff.

You can sign up to receive the immunization in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties. The links are below:

Waitlist links: Collin – Research waiting list | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant

You don’t have to be a county resident to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county – registration is open to anyone in Texas. For those without internet access, Tarrant County also takes registrations by phone at 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS Vaccine Helpline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, dial 940-349-2585.

The vaccine is currently only given to those in Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. People in phase 1A are frontline healthcare workers or residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B includes people over 65 or over 16 with chronic illness that puts them at risk for serious illness.

On March 3, vaccine availability was expanded to include school and daycare workers. On March 15, vaccine eligibility was expanded to include Phase 1C, which includes anyone over the age of 50.

President Biden said the vaccine should be available to all Americans by May 1.

Once vaccinated, people are expected to achieve some level of protection within a few weeks of the first shot, but full protection may not occur until a few weeks after the second shot. Even fully vaccinated, it is still possible to be infected with the virus since the vaccine does not offer 100% protection.



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