It is that time of year when we dust off our horror movie collection and put it on display. New to the library collection include The Exorcist (which is also a book), all the Conjuring movies, Host, Relic, and much more. There is nothing like watching a horror movie this time of year. There is something about the weather cooling, and leaves changing color that helps set the mood. You can check out up to ten movies at a time. Just enough to have a horror movie binge marathon. Time to get your scare on!

THE CITY OF DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR

September 24, 2021

The City of Duncanville is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Edena J. Atmore as Finance Director, effective September 16, 2021. She assumes this role after serving the City as Interim Finance Director since June of 2021. As Finance Director, Ms. Atmore will continue to report directly to Duncanville City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides.

“Ms. Atmore has been integral in helping to complete the City’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget,” said Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides, Duncanville’s City Manager. “Her knowledge and expertise allowed for her to quickly acclimate to our City and assist in presenting a $62.6M Operating Budget and a plan for $6.6M in one-time projects to our City Council on time and ready to work for our community.”

“The Council and I are extremely pleased with the selection of Edena Atmore as Duncanville’s new Finance Director,” Mayor Barry L. Gordon added. “Over the past few months, she has delivered to us some of the clearest and most detailed budget and finance updates, which helped me and the Council make educated decisions and confidently approve the FY21-22 Budget.”

Ms. Atmore has over 30 years of experience in senior accounting and budgeting roles in the Municipal Government sector. She comes to Duncanville as a Certified Public Accountant, Public Finance Officer, Government Finance Officer, Public Manager, and Public Funds Investment Manager with a Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant with the American Institute of CPAs.

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,196 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 205 Probable Cases

As of 1:00 pm, September 20, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,196 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 991 confirmed cases and 205 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 321,030 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 55,774 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,526 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic took place at Fair Park through September 18. Once the State Fair of Texas opens, DCHHS will make the vaccine available every day the State Fair is open, from 10 am – 6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Sachse. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 36 (week ending 9/11/21) was 998, which is a rate of 37.9 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/11/2021, about 69% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 75% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 64% of residents 25-39 years of age; 54% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 49% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 83% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 36 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 8,379 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 383 (4.6%) were hospitalized and 63 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/11/2021 (CDC week 36), 13.1% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 36, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.2%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 69 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,589 residents and 2,722 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,157 have been hospitalized and 830 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 17 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 722 residents and 241 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,196 new cases and 14 deaths. A recent Dallas Morning News poll indicates that 25% of unvaccinated respondents were unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine. With more than 70% of all eligible people in Dallas County having received at least one shot, we are running out of people who are accepting the livesaving vaccine that not only protects them, but will help end the pandemic for all of us. In order for the pandemic to get behind us, a private business must lead the way through employer-required vaccination efforts. And all of us must continue to be respectful but have courageous conversations with our loved ones so that as a community and a nation, we can put COVID behind us,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,433 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 18 Deaths, Including 219 Probable Cases

As of 1:00 pm, September 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,433 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,214 confirmed cases, and 219 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 320,039 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 55,569 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,512 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Hutchins. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He expired in a facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 36 (week ending 9/11/21) was 998, which is a rate of 37.9 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/11/2021, about 69% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 75% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 64% of residents 25-39 years of age; 54% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 49% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine. About 83% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 36 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 8,379 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 383 (4.6%) were hospitalized and 63 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/11/2021 (CDC week 36), 13.1% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 36, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.2%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 69 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,589 residents and 2,722 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,157 have been hospitalized and 830 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 17 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 722 residents and 241 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,433 new cases and 18 deaths. We expect more information from federal partners regarding third doses for some at higher risk from COVID-19 in the coming weeks. The highest risk individuals remain those who have not yet gotten vaccinated at all. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 18th will be the last day the drive-thru pop up vaccination clinic at Fair Park is open. This site will be open from 8am-2pm at gate 13. No appointment is needed. Visit http://vaccines.gov to find an alternate vaccine location near you. The vaccine is widely available and continues to be the most important tool in our arsenal for preventing severe COVID-19 illness and keeping people out of hospitals,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins,” said Dallas County Judge
Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,519 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 21 Deaths, Including 468 Probable Cases

As of 1:00 pm, September 16, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,519 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,051 confirmed cases, and 468 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 318,825 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 55,350 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,494 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Hutchins. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Hutchins. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 83% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 36 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 8,379 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 383 (4.6%) were hospitalized and 63 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 69 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,589 residents and 2,722 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,157 have been hospitalized and 830 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 17 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 722 residents and 241 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our
COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,519 new cases and 20 deaths. Among the 41 deaths we reported yesterday and today there were two residents in their 30s who died of COVID-19 despite not having any known underlying high risk health conditions. The vaccine remains the most important tool in our arsenal to prevent severe sickness and death due to COVID-19. Please continue to encourage family and friends who are not yet vaccinated to finally make the decision to protect themselves against COVID-19. The pop up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will open one last time this coming Saturday, September 18th from 8am-2pm through gate 13. Once the State Fair of Texas opens, DCHHS will make the vaccine available every day the State Fair is open, from 10am-6pm. Visit http://vaccines.gov to find an alternate vaccine location near you,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,000 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 254 Probable Cases

As of 1:00 pm, September 15, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,000 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 816 confirmed cases, and 184 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 317,774 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 54,882 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,474 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 30’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She was found deceased at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s man who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 69 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,589 residents and 2,722 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,157 have been hospitalized and 830 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 17 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 722 residents and 241 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our
COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,000 new cases and 21 deaths. Thanks to the continued use of masks in Dallas County, and to more and more people getting vaccinated, in recent days we have seen a flattening of the number of new cases and hospitalizations. Local medical leaders are cautiously optimistic that new cases and hospitalizations will begin to decrease in our region. It is important that we continue to take the mitigating measures we’ve been taking until more people are able to get vaccinated. This week we learned that the vaccine could become available for children as young as 5 years before 2022. Let’s continue to do all that we can to reduce the impact of COVID on our communities,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2021

no mosquitoesThe City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitoes on Thursday, September 16 and Friday, September 17, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, weather permitting. The spraying is being conducted in response to the detection of the West Nile Virus in three mosquito traps within the 75116 and 75137 zip codes. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be conducted on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in targeted areas within the City of Duncanville. Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water. Residents should also report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to either City of Duncanville Health Services or Neighborhood Services by calling 972-780-5040. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Tammy Island at 972-780-4963.

Mosquito Pesticide FAQs

What pesticide is used for mosquito control?

Dallas County uses permethrin a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used in mosquito control programs due to its effectiveness. Permethrin has been registered by the EPA since 1979.

Can I opt-out of mosquito spraying?

Yes. Duncanville residents wanting to be on the no-spray list can email Tammy Island at tisland@duncanville.com at or Angelica Garcia at agarcia@duncanville.com to have your address added

Dallas County Reports a Three-Day Total of 3,885 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 528 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,885 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 3,357 confirmed cases, and 528 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 316,958 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 54,698 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,453 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 20’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  •  A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Desoto. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%).

There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 22 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 713 residents and 239 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our
COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report a three-day total of 3,885 additional cases and 16 deaths. The future of COVID-19 is in our hands and will be determined by how many individuals choose to vaccinate and how many companies require vaccination, and how quickly those decisions are made. We can mitigate the spread of COVID and lower our numbers by masking indoors and in outdoor settings where distancing is not possible. But we will never put the COVID pandemic behind us, without nearing universal vaccination. There’s no need to wait in getting yourself vaccinated, and no need to wait in requiring your employees to be vaccinated. Let’s all work together and put COVID in the rearview mirror,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,493 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 536 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 13, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,493 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 957 confirmed cases and 536 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 313,601 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 54,170 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,437 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Friday. Tomorrow’s press release will include the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine. (See below). About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 22 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 713 residents and 239 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,493 additional cases and 14 deaths. There are currently no pediatric ICU beds available in the region, and 58 adult ICU beds available. Across our region, more than half of all patients in ICU have COVID-19. Our hospitalization numbers continue to be very high. And while we are hopeful of a peak and flattening of our hospitalization numbers soon, that is entirely up to the behavior of the people in Dallas County and North Texas. We must continue to get vaccinated and, regardless of our vaccination status, wearing our mask indoors when outside our own home, and also at large outdoor events when distancing is not possible, such as in a seated sports event. Large crowds of any type are not recommended by doctors for anyone during this period of high community spread. We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. If we all play our part and get vaccinated, we can put COVID-19 behind us,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,582 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 254 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 10, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,582 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,328 confirmed cases, and 254 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 312,644 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 53,634 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,423 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • An infant boy who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 30’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He was found deceased at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 100’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine.

About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%).

There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 22 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 713 residents and 239 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we report 1,582 additional cases and 16 deaths. Hospital numbers continue to be very tight, with very little room for error. And most intensive care units have full capacity. With the announcement yesterday from President Biden, that employers with over 100 employees would soon be required to ensure their employees are vaccinated, there is no need to wait any longer. Please get vaccinated and get those you are responsible for vaccinated as soon as possible. It is the best way to protect our family, our community, our economy, and our country. And please wear your mask when outside your home and indoor settings or other settings where distancing is not possible. Even if you are vaccinated, it is possible for you to spread COVID to others. And remember, our children under 12 have not had the opportunity to get vaccinated like you have. If we all do our part and look at protecting one another as our civic and patriotic duty, we will end COVID faster and save many from sickness and death,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and 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-based 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 daily 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. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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