Dallas County reported an additional 1,517 coronavirus infections and two COVID-19 deaths on Monday.
Of the cases reported on Monday, 477 were confirmed and 1,040 were possible.
According to county officials, about 80% of new probable cases were collected between October 13 and October 29 and reported to the county health department by “a large network of clinics. Outpatient ”has recently begun“ comprehensive electronic reporting of their antigen test results. “
“This is really not a backlog but a mass upload from outpatient clinics that have ramped up antigen testing this month,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement. written.
A county spokesperson said the county only counted positive antigen tests (sometimes called rapid tests) as probable cases, despite some prior antibody results and “family”;.
Laboratories either report coronavirus cases directly to the county health department or to the state health department, then forward the information to each county. Of the cases reported on Monday, Dallas County health officials said 375 of the cases came from the state’s reporting system, including one from March and 374 from October. The remaining 102 confirmed cases were reported directly to the county health department.
The latest deaths – a Grand Prairie man around 40 years old and a Dallas man in his 50s – both have underlying health problems.
The newly reported cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 97,875 and the probable cases to 7,034. The County has recorded 1,119 COVID-19 confirmed deaths and 15 possible deaths.
Although other North Texas counties provide estimates of the number of people who have recovered from the virus, Dallas County officials did not report recovery, saying it was not a measure used by the Center for Control. and Federal Disease Prevention.
On the eve of Election Day, Jenkins assured the Dallasites that polling places across the county would be safe.
“We haven’t had any cases of transmission at any of our polling locations in this primary, poll or election,” Jenkins said. “In this election alone, more than 800,000 Dallas County voters voted safely and those who want to vote on Election Day must have high confidence that they can also vote safely.”
Statewide, an additional 3,982 cases and 20 deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Monday. Texas has now reported 909,257 confirmed cases and 18,097 deaths.
According to the state control panel, there are 5,770 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 1,536 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Texas has surpassed California in recording the most positive coronavirus tests in the US to date, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins, which do not match official state figures, say there were 937,317 cases in Texas as of Sunday. California has 936,198, followed by Florida, with 807,412.
Texas population is second after California in the country. Of coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents, Texas ranked 19th.
The true number of cases could be higher because many people have not been tested and studies show that people can be infected and not feel sick.
Tarrant County reported 570 cases of coronavirus infection and no new deaths on Monday.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 68,803, including 61,882 confirmed cases, 6,921 probable cases, and 54,115 reinstatements. The death toll was 739.
According to Monday’s numbers on district consoles, 510 people were hospitalized for the virus.
Collin County added 96 coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total to 18,844. The county also reported two new deaths, bringing the death toll to 188.
The county had 1,306 active viral infections – including 187 hospitalized people, according to the county’s control panel – and has recorded 17,538 recoveries.
Collin County, which has received data from the State Department of Health Services since the June handover of case management, has a note on a dashboard warning residents that they do not trust the numbers that the state providing.
Denton County reported 238 cases of coronavirus infection – of which 154 were active – and there were no new deaths on Monday.
The newly reported cases bring the county total to 17,215, including 3,049 active cases and 14,028 recovering cases. The death toll was 138.
The newly reported cases brought the county’s total molecular cases to 15,139, while the antigen cases were 2,076.
There were 81 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, according to county data.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has received the report for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.
The latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 1,988 cases, 33 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 3,629 cases, 59 deaths.
- Ellis County: 5,043 cases, 83 deaths.
- Johnson County: 3,821 cases, 67 deaths.
Associated Press contributed to this report.