Dallas County Reports 12 Coronavirus Deaths, 509 Cases; Tarrant County adds 8 deaths

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 Dallas County Reports 12 Coronavirus Deaths, 509 Cases;  Tarrant County adds 8 deaths


Updated at 4:54 p.m.: Revised to include immunization data.

Dallas County reported 12 more COVID-19 deaths and 509 new coronavirus cases on Monday as the state opened up vaccinations to anyone 16 and older.

The state health agency has launched a centralized waiting list at getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov that allows Texans to register with a number of vaccine providers across the state.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urged residents to register in multiple counties if possible.

“We all have a role to play and your role is to register to be vaccinated, to get vaccinated as soon as your name is called and to continue to make the smart decisions that will keep us safe until we can reach. collective immunity, ”Jenkins said. in a written statement.

The last casualties in Dallas County were mostly in their sixties or older. Seven were men and five were women, and all but one had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Seven of the victims were residents of Dallas, and one each lived in Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Garland and Mesquite.

Of the new cases, 288 were confirmed and 221 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 290,617, of which 251,790 are confirmed and 38,827 probable. The death toll is 3,497.

Dallas County no longer reports case data on Sundays and reports two-day totals on Monday.

The average number of daily new cases in the county over the past two weeks is 264. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 412.

Health officials are using hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and emergency room visits as key indicators to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. Due to a lag in weekend reports, these figures will be available next Tuesday.

According to the state, 596,320 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 319,601 – 15.8% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated .

Texas

Statewide, 3,589 more cases were reported on Monday, including 2,220 new cases and 1,369 older cases recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 13 deaths from COVID-19, bringing its toll to 47,169. State reporting of deaths lags behind reporting from some counties.

Of the new cases, 1,881 were confirmed and 339 were probable. Of the older cases, 457 have been confirmed and 912 were probable.

The state’s total number of cases is now 2,775,669, of which 2,388,650 are confirmed and 387,019 probable.

There are 3,146 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 568 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As of Sunday, 3.6% of patients in the hospital region covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients – below the 15% threshold the state used to define high hospitalizations.

The statewide seven-day average positivity rate for molecular testing, based on the date the samples were collected, was 5.0% on Sunday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 2.3%. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes also called a PCR test; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott said a positivity rate above 10% was concerning.

According to the state, 7,156,895 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 3,756,432 – 16.8% of the state’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

The Texas Department of State Health Services launched a centralized registration form for vaccines called the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler as the state opened vaccine registration for people 16 and older on Monday.

The form allows residents of Texas to register for the vaccine with several health departments throughout the state, including Garland and Parker County in North Texas.

Those who sign up will be matched with an appointment for a vaccine in their own county within a day, the state said. Anyone who needs help registering can call 1-833-832-7067.

The planner will not replace all vaccine records in the state. Many local pharmacies and health services will continue to operate their own vaccines.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported eight deaths and 235 cases on Monday.

Four of the latest victims were residents of Fort Worth, two men in their fifties, a man in their sixties and a woman in their sixties; three were Arlington men, aged 40, 60 and 80; and one was an Azle woman in her 70s. All but one had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of the new cases, 167 were confirmed and 68 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 250,493, of which 211,605 are confirmed and 38,888 probable. The death toll is 3,277.

According to the county, 159 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 425,018 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 242,439 – 15.0% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

The state added 197 cases to the Collin County totals on Monday. No new deaths have been reported.

Of the new cases, 103 were confirmed and 94 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 86,358, with 71,806 confirmed and 14,552 probable. The death toll is 791.

According to the county, 112 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 284,291 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 147,978 – 18.5% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 181 cases on Monday. No new deaths have been reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 71,665, with 53,209 confirmed and 18,456 probable. The death toll is 462.

According to the county, 43 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 203,879 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 115,717 people – 16.6% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Other counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services have resumed reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some countries, new data may not be communicated every day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 11,035 cases (9,021 confirmed and 2,014 probable), 149 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 15,432 cases (13,004 confirmed and 2,428 probable), 239 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 22,043 cases (18,528 confirmed and 3,515 probable), 306 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 19,220 cases (16,460 confirmed and 2,760 probable), 357 deaths.

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