Dallas County reported 156 new coronavirus cases Sunday along with three new deaths.
Twenty-eight of the cases reported Sunday came from the state’s reporting system, including two from April, four from May, nine from July, two from August and 11 from September. The rest, 139, were reported directly to the county health department.
The latest victims are a Dallas man in his 50s who had been living in a long-term care facility, a Dallas woman in her 50s who had been critically ill at a hospital and had underlying health conditions, and a Garland man in his 90s with underlying health conditions who had been living in a long-term health facility.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total confirmed cases to 75,208. The county’s death toll stands at 973.
The county also has reported 3,593 probable cases and 11 probable COVID-19 deaths. While other North Texas counties provide estimates for how many people have recovered from the virus, Dallas County officials do not report recoveries, saying it’s not a measurement used by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The county reported that between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, 104 school-age children tested positive for COVID-19, a decline from the previous week. Over the last two weeks, 33 cases have been associated with youth hockey teams in D-FW, including five coaches. A 29-year-old hockey coach in an adjacent county was reported to have COVID-19 at the time of his death, according to the county.
More than two-thirds of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization so far have been in people under 65, and diabetes has been an underlying condition in about one-third of all hospitalized patients, according to the county.
The county’s provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases for the latest reporting period, between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, was 243. The figure is calculated by the date of the COVID-19 test collection, according to the county.
Of the county’s total confirmed COVID-19 deaths, about 25% are associated with long-term care facilities.
Although those numbers have declined since highs in July, health officials said the virus still has a “disruptive” impact on the county’s health-care systems, according to a news release from the county judge’s office.
Across the state, 1,840 more cases were reported Sunday, along with 47 deaths from the virus. Texas has reported 659,434 confirmed cases and 14,190 fatalities.
The state said it would not update the number of total tests on its dashboard Sunday. Positivity rates would be updated Monday, the state said on the dashboard.
Tarrant County reported 314 coronavirus cases Sunday and two new deaths.
The latest victims include a Fort Worth man in his 80s and an Arlington man in his 50s. Both had underlying health conditions, the county said.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 44,454, including 2,887 probable cases. The death toll stands at 605, and 39,380 people have recovered.
There are 201 people hospitalized with the virus in Tarrant County, according to Sunday’s numbers on the county’s dashboard.
Collin County added 15 coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing its total to 12,001.
The county also reported two new deaths, raising the toll to 124.
According to the county, 11,257 people have recovered from the virus and 70 are hospitalized.
Collin County, which receives its data from the Department of State Health Services since it turned over case management in June, has a note on its dashboard warning residents that it has low confidence in the numbers it is being provided.
Denton County hadn’t reported new coronavirus numbers as of 8 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, the county announced 37 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 11,014. Its death toll stands at 105.
The county has reported 9,385 recoveries from the virus.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for other North Texas counties. Some of those counties may not report updates each day.
The latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 1,446 cases, 24 deaths
- Kaufman County: 2,915 cases, 44 deaths
- Ellis County: 3,998 cases, 62 deaths
- Johnson County: 2,663 cases, 48 deaths
Staff writer LaVendrick Smith contributed to this report.