Dallas County Reports 100 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases

DALLAS — As of 10:00 am April 1, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 100 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 731. The 14th and 15th deaths from COVID-19 are being reported, including of a man in his 50’s who was as resident of the city of Mesquite, and a woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the city of Garland. These individuals had been critically ill in area hospitals. The numbers of intensive care unit hospitalizations from COVID19 from this past week have exceeded the peak week of ICU hospitalizations from influenza this past 2019-2020 season in Dallas County.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

“We’re beginning to see the curve rise and we all must do our part to exercise personal responsibility. Along those lines, many of our faith leaders have stepped up to provide the help needed so that our churches and religious organizations, regardless of size, will have the capability to do remote services in compliance with Governor Abbott’s order yesterday, without subjecting their congregations to increased chances of exposure that would come from meeting in congregant settings. As a result of the uncertainty around the order, I am working with the State on behalf of our federal partners, to get them the answers they need. We are all in this together and together we will #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:  Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Amended Shelter in Place Order with Laboratory Test Reporting Requirements and Retail Safety Rules

DATE AMENDED ORDER ISSUED: March 31, 2020

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amended order effective at 11:59 PM on March 31, 2020 that further refined language for laboratory reporting, property loss or damage, and added safety rules for essential retailers.

The amended order includes the following:

  • Added Laboratory Reporting Language
    • All public, private, and commercial laboratories operating within Dallas County and performing CVID-19 testing shall report by 5:00 p.m. each day for the prior 24-hour period:
      • The number of COVID-19 tests performed; and
      • The number of positive COVID-19 tests.
  • Added Safety Rules for Essential Retailers
    • All essential retail establishments, including grocery stores, gas stations, and pet supplies stores must follow the safety rules set out in Exhibit A
  • Added language clarifying that COVID-19 causes property loss or damage.
    • This clarification helps trigger business interruption insurance.

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/