Dallas county officials reported an additional 581 cases of COVID-19 infection on Monday and the death of a 90-year-old Seagoville woman who tested positive for coronavirus.
The woman died in ultimate care and had latent health conditions, officials said.
Figures reported on Monday raised the total in Dallas County to 55,255 COVID-19 infections and 756 deaths in people with positive test results.
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Division also reported 40 possible viral infections. The County has 2,242 probable deaths and six possible deaths from COVID-19.
Dallas County does not report recovery from COVID-19 because it lacks the manpower to follow up with thousands of patients, however, the Texas Department of Health Services posts an estimated recovery number on its website. and lists 40,659 for Dallas County as of Sunday. Aug. 9. Using state-provided data, an estimated 11,906 COVID-19 cases are active in the county.
The county’s seven-day average for new cases rose for the second consecutive day – to 538 – after the eight-day average fell. The 14-day average was 573, down from a record high of 1,108 on July 17.
* Map locations are approximate locations in the city center and are not intended to indicate where the infected people actually live.
** The counties below include all 32 counties of North Texas, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.
“Today’s trend continues to be lower in hospital, lower ICU hospitalization and lower ED visit for COVID-19,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement. “Our new cases are in line with the trajectory we’ve seen, which is markedly lower than our highs. Today we had only one death, but every life is. Our precious and our hearts toward the family of the deceased are announced today. “
Among patients who arrived at the hospital last week with symptoms of COVID-19, 15.9% had a positive result 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 all patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
As schools across North Texas set to open this month, DCHHS pointed out that more than 2,500 children under the age of 18 have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 1 – of which 61 The child was hospitalized.
“With the opening of schools early, there will be more people around each other and we must continue to do what has proven to be successful when we have people around outside the house,” said Jenkins. ours.