Dallas County Reports 18 Coronavirus Deaths, 364 New Cases; Tarrant County adds 6 deaths

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 Dallas County Reports 15 Coronavirus Deaths, 302 Cases;  Tarrant County adds 18 deaths


Updated at 4:31 p.m.: Revised to include immunization data.

Dallas County on Wednesday reported 18 more deaths from COVID-19 and 364 new cases of coronavirus.

The last victims were all in their fifties or more. Ten were women and eight were men, and all had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Eight of the victims were residents of Dallas, four lived in Garland, three were from Balch Springs, two were from Mesquite, and one lived in Coppell.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that to keep the numbers low, people must continue to wear masks, socially distance themselves, wash their hands and register for vaccinations.

“It’s up to all of us to defeat COVID, and together we will be successful,” Jenkins said.

Of the new cases, 166 were confirmed and 198 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 291,262 – 252,041 confirmed and 39,221 probable. The death toll is 3,527.

The average number of daily new cases in the county over the past two weeks is 272. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 361.

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. In the 24-hour period that ended Tuesday, 173 patients with COVID-19 were in acute care at county hospitals. During the same period, 395 emergency room visits were for symptoms of the disease.

According to the state, 623,582 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 336,959 – 16.6% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated .

Texas

According to the state, 7,422,893 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 3,972,931 – 17.7% of the state’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported six deaths and 223 cases on Wednesday.

The latest victims were three residents of Arlington: a man in his forties, a man in his sixties and a woman in his forties; two residents of Fort Worth: a man in his sixties and a woman in his sixties; and a North Richland Hills man in his 50s. All six had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of the new cases, 115 were confirmed and 108 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 250,869 – 211,810 confirmed and 39,059 probable. The death toll is 3,290.

According to the county, 168 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 437,228 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 255,578 – 15.8% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

According to the county, 94 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 294,299 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 157,475 – 19.6% of the county’s population aged 16 and older – are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 129 cases on Wednesday. No new deaths have been reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 71,881 – 53,313 confirmed and 18,568 probable. The death toll is 466.

According to the county, 41 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 210,831 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 126,451 – 18.1% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

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