Dallas County Reports 8 Coronavirus Deaths, Including Man in His 20s and Another in His 30s – fr

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


Dallas County reported eight more deaths from COVID-19 and 159 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The latest victims were three men from Dallas, aged 20, 30 and 90; two Mesquite men, aged 60 and 90; a DeSoto woman in her sixties; a woman from the farmers’ branch in her sixties; and a man from Seagoville in his sixties.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that just over half of eligible Dallas County residents have received at least one coronavirus vaccine and children 12 to 15 may be able to get vaccinated on Friday.

Of the new cases, 133 were confirmed and 26 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 300,786, with 258,869 confirmed and 41,917 probable. The death toll is 3,942.

The average number of daily new cases in the county over the past two weeks is 212. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 229.

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 Monday, 187 patients with COVID-19 were in acute care at county hospitals. During the same period, 311 emergency room visits were for symptoms of the disease.

According to the state, 1,040,720 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 793,194 – 39.1% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Texas

Statewide, an additional 3,966 cases were reported on Tuesday, including 3,701 new cases and 265 older cases recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 57 deaths from COVID-19, bringing its toll to 49,651.

Of the new cases, 2,859 were confirmed and 842 were probable. Of the older cases, 142 were confirmed and 123 were probable.

The state’s total number of cases is now 2,909,829, of which 2,490,481 are confirmed and 419,348 probable.

There are 2,508 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 536 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As of Monday, 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 4.4% on Monday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 3.1%. 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, 11,513,270 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 8,842,153 – 39.4% of the state’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 96 cases on Tuesday. No additional deaths were reported.

The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 258,519, including 216,892 confirmed and 41,627 probable. The death toll is 3,456.

According to the county, 179 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 785,025 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 619,098 – 38.3% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated .

Collin County

The state added one death and 118 cases to the Collin County totals on Tuesday.

No details on the last victim were available.

Of the new cases, 68 were confirmed and 50 were probable. The figures bring the county’s total number of cases to 90,685, with 74,542 confirmed and 16,143 probable. The death toll is 830.

According to the county, 78 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 489,462 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 395,677 – 49.4% of the county’s population aged 16 and over – are fully vaccinated .

Denton County

Denton County reported 142 cases on Tuesday. No additional deaths were reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 75,133, including 55,241 confirmed and 19,892 probable. The death toll is 506.

According to the county, 29 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 384,611 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 309,362 – 44.4% 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: 11,535 cases (9,295 confirmed and 2,240 probable), 153 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 16,081 cases (13,403 confirmed and 2,678 probable), 258 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 22,797 cases (18,921 confirmed and 3,876 probable), 310 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 19,795 cases (16,792 confirmed and 3,003 probable), 367 deaths.

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