Dallas County officials reported four more deaths and 843 coronavirus infections on Sunday, ending an 8-day drop from the 7-day average of new cases.
The five reported deaths include:
- A Balch Springs man about 50 years old was seriously ill at a local hospital and did not have any high-risk health conditions.
- An Irving man in his 60s was seriously ill in an area hospital, and had potentially high-risk health conditions.
- A Dallas woman in her 60s was seriously ill in a local hospital, and did not have any high-risk health conditions.
- A woman in Grand Prairie, in her 70s, was seriously ill in an area hospital and had potentially high-risk health conditions.
After dropping eight days in the county seven-day average case report, the Sunday number increased that average to 509 cases per day; the 14-day average increased to 561 cases per day.
Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s total to 54,674 coronavirus infections and 755 confirmed deaths.
As of March 20, the date of the first COVID-19-related death reported in Dallas County, the county had an average of 5.4 deaths per day.
The county has also reported 130 possible coronavirus cases since Saturday, bringing the number of possible cases to 2,202, including a total of 6 possible deaths.
Dallas County does not report recovery from COVID-19 because it lacks the manpower to track thousands of patients, however, the Texas Department of Health Services posts an estimated recovery number on its website and lists 39,895 for Dallas County as of Saturday. , Aug. 8. Using state-provided data, an estimated 12,258 COVID-19 cases are active in the county.
Of the patients who arrived at the hospital during the week starting July 20 with symptoms of COVID-19, 15.9% tested positive for the virus, according to the county.
Of the cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds of all COVID-19 patients are younger than 65 years of age and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes is a potentially high-risk health condition reported in about one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.