As of 3:00 pm, September 02, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,505 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,042 confirmed cases, and 463 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 304,257 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 51,812 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,354 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.
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. Due to the observance of the Labor Day holiday, Dallas County will not be releasing COVID-19 data over the holiday weekend, Saturday, September 4 to Monday, September 6. Reporting will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Tuesday’s reporting will include data from Friday, September 3. Wednesday’s reporting will include data from Saturday, September 4 through Tuesday, September 7.
The additional deaths being reported today include the following:
- A woman in her 20’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 20’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 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 woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
- A woman in her 50’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 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 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
- A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home 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 did not have 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.
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 33 (week ending 8/21/21) was 1,172, which is a rate of 44.5 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.
As of the week ending 8/28/2021, about 67% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 87% of residents age 65 years and older; 73% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 62% of residents 25-39 years of age; 52% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 47% 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 and Highland Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 86% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 33 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 6,544 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 204 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 29 have died due to COVID-19.
Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 8/21/2021 (CDC week 33), 15.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 33, 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 (4.6%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (25%), and RSV (21%). There are currently 68 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,499 residents and 2,615 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,146 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 21 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 702 residents and 235 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 2,505 new COVID cases, our highest daily total since mid-January, and 11 additional deaths. With numbers continuing to rise, it is imperative that we all do what we can to curb the spread of COVID. We can’t do everything, but all of us can do something. Everyone should wear a mask. If you’re unvaccinated, forgo travel and large events this weekend, as your chances of contracting the Delta variant of COVID are very, very high. Even if you are vaccinated, make decisions in keeping with doctor recommendations: avoid large crowds and indoor activities, wear masks when outside your home but in an indoor setting and keep the size of those settings small. If you’re unvaccinated, there is ample vaccine available. Please get vaccinated before you catch the new Delta strain. Even if you have been previously infected with COVID is important to get vaccinated. A recent CDC study shows you’re much more likely to get reinfected if you remain unvaccinated. Finally, have those courageous conversations with your unvaccinated friends and loved ones. Tell them why you got vaccinated, treat them with respect, answer their questions, and get them the factual information on vaccines. Together, if we all do our part, we will defeat COVID,” 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:
- Dallas County COVID-19 Related Health Guidance for the Public
- Dallas County Measures for Protecting An Institution’s Workforce from COVID-19 Infection: Employer/Employee Guidance
- Dallas County Guidance for Individuals at High-Risk for Severe COVID-19
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.
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