Dallas County Reports 251 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS — As of 10:00 am May 7, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 251 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 5,120, including 125 deaths.

The additional 2 deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie, and had been hospitalized.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, 65% have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

Of the 125 total deaths reported to date, over a third have been associated with long-term care facilities.

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:


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

Kroger Health Launches Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in DFW Metroplex

Dallas and Fort Worth Leaders Partner with Kroger to expand testing availability for residents

DALLAS, Texas – Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), recently announced plans to expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing model. As part of the expansion, Kroger Health will now offer free testing sites; one in Fort Worth, beginning Thursday, May 7, and one in Dallas, beginning Saturday, May 9 with plans to perform over 1,000 tests at each site weekly.

“Kroger has always aimed to be there for our customers, associates and communities when they need us most and it has never been more important as we help to expand testing across Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Adam Wampler, president of Kroger Dallas Division. “We are thankful for the collaboration with The City of Dallas, Dallas County, City of Fort Worth, CitySquare, Fort Worth ISD, and many city departments who helped make this possible. We could not do this alone and we are confident, that together, we will get through this.”

“COVID-19 testing is critical to public health and our economic recovery plans,” said City of Dallas Mayor, Eric Johnson. “I am thrilled that Kroger has stepped up to provide more public testing, and I am particularly pleased that the company selected a site in South Dallas, which will be a boon to our historically underserved residents who are especially vulnerable to this pandemic.”

This onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kroger Health is providing professional services via its multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
“As we begin to take the first steps in easing restrictions and slowly re-opening, we must continue to increase our testing capacity so we can truly understand the impact this virus is having on our community,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “I am grateful for our continued partnership with Kroger, as it will bring more than 1,000 additional tests a week to our community. We must continue to protect ourselves against this virus and testing is vital role in ultimately combating COVID-19.”

“Kroger’s been a tremendous partner in keeping us all fed and now is stepping up to provide much needed testing in Southern and Central Dallas in partnership with CitySquare, Dallas County and the City of Dallas,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Testing is critical, not only to keep you safe and to keep the disease from spreading, but to have our best chance of
successfully reopening the economy.”

Residents can register at https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting

People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Those eligible will next select a testing location and appointment time. Registrants will then receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork to complete. When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and should leave their window rolled up for
check-in, until a health care practitioner comes to the car to provide the patient with the test.

The drive-thru testing locations will feature a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger has determined that this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while also conserving the amount of
personal protective equipment that is utilized.

Dallas Site
CitySquare (parking lot)
1610 Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, TX 75226
Testing Hours: Starting Saturday, 5/9
Saturday and Monday: 8:30AM – 2:30PM

Fort Worth Site
J.P. Elder Middle School
600 Park St., Fort Worth, TX 76164,
Hours: Starting Thursday, 5/7
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Tues, Wed, and Fri: 1:00PM – 5:00PM


Kroger Health lanza sitios de prueba COVID-19 gratuitos en el
Metroplex de Dallas/Ft. Worth

Los líderes de Dallas y Fort Worth se han asociado con Kroger para ampliar la disponibilidad de pruebas para los residentes.

DALLAS, Texas – Kroger Health, la división de atención médica de The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), anunció recientemente planes para expandir su modelo de prueba COVID-19. Como parte de la expansión, Kroger Health ahora ofrecerá sitios de prueba gratuitos; uno en Fort Worth, a partir del jueves 7 de mayo, y uno en Dallas, a partir del sábado 9 de mayo, con planes de realizar más de 1,000 pruebas en cada sitio semanalmente.

“El objectivo de Kroger siempre a sido estar allí para nuestros clientes, asociados y comunidades cuando más nos necesitan y nunca ha sido más importante ya que ayudamos a expandir las pruebas en Dallas / Fort Worth”, dijo Adam Wampler, presidente de la División Kroger Dallas. “Estamos agradecidos por la colaboración con la ciudad de Dallas, el condado de Dallas, la ciudad de Fort Worth, CitySquare, Fort Worth ISD y muchos departamentos de la ciudad que ayudaron a hacer esto posible. No podríamos hacer esto solos y estamos seguros de que juntos lograremos superar esto ”.

“Las pruebas COVID-19 son críticas para la salud pública y nuestros planes de recuperación económica”, dijo el alcalde de la ciudad de Dallas, Eric Johnson. “Estoy encantado de que Kroger haya dado un paso adelante para proporcionar más pruebas públicas, y estoy particularmente complacido de que la compañía haya seleccionado un sitio en el sur de Dallas, que será de gran ayuda para nuestros residentes históricamente desatendidos que son especialmente vulnerables a esta pandemia”.

Estos sitios de prueba gratuitos están respaldado por los servicios del laboratorio eTrueNorth, un contratista del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE. UU. Kroger Health brinda servicios profesionales a través de su equipo multidisciplinario de farmacéuticos y técnicos de farmacia.

“En comenzar a dar los primeros pasos para aliviar las restricciones y reabrir lentamente, debemos continuar aumentando nuestra capacidad de prueba para que podamos comprender realmente el impacto que este virus está teniendo en nuestra comunidad”, dijo la alcaldesa de Fort
Worth, Betsy Price. Estoy agradecido por nuestra asociación con Kroger, ya que traerá más de 1,000 pruebas adicionales por semana a nuestra comunidad. Debemos continuar protegiéndonos contra este virus y las pruebas son un papel vital en la lucha final contra COVID-19 “.

“Kroger ha sido un gran socio para mantenernos a todos alimentados y ahora está avanzando para proporcionar pruebas muy necesarias en el sur y centro de Dallas en asociación con CitySquare, el condado de Dallas y la ciudad de Dallas”, dijo el juez del condado de Dallas Clay Jenkins. “Las pruebas son críticas, no solo para mantenerlo a salvo y evitar que la enfermedad se propague, sino para tener la mejor oportunidad de reabrir con éxito la economía”.

Los residentes pueden registrarse en https://www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting
People needing a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible for the testing are based on CDC, state and local government recommendations.

Las personas que necesitan una prueba utilizarán una herramienta de detección virtual basada en las pautas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para ver si son elegibles. Los que son elegibles para la prueba se basan en las recomendaciones de los CDC, del gobierno estatal y local.

Las ubicaciones de las pruebas de manejo contarán con un hisopo nasal autoadministrado que debe ser ordenado y observado por un proveedor. Kroger ha determinado que esta metodología de prueba es beneficiosa, ya que aumenta la cantidad de pruebas que se pueden proporcionar y al mismo tiempo conserva la cantidad de equipo de protección personal que se utiliza.

Dallas Site
CitySquare (estacionamiento)
1610 Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, TX 75226
Horas de Prueba:
A partir del Sábado, 5/9
Sábado y Lunes: 8:30AM – 2:30PM

Fort Worth Site
J.P. Elder Middle School
600 Park St., Fort Worth, TX 76164,
Horas de Prueba:
A partir de Jueves, 5/7
Martes– Sábado: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Martes, Miércoles y Viernes: 1:00PM – 5:00PM


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