MULTI-CITY PROJECT IN SOUTH METROPLEX RENEWS INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACCOMMODATE SAFETY NEEDS & RAPID REGIONAL GROWTH

Wintergreen Road Partnership

Wintergreen Road Project Reflects Successful Regional Partnerships

The Wintergreen Road Project, the product of a partnership between Dallas County, the Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Dallas Water Utilities, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), has produced major infrastructure upgrades that will improve road safety and transportation efficiency, satisfy flood plain control safety requirements, and deliver major water service improvements that are projected to accommodate the demands of a fast-growing portion of South Dallas County for up to 50 years.

On Wednesday, April 27th, leaders from Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville joined Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and other Dallas County officials, and key representatives from Dallas Water Utilities and NCTCOG for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1500 N. Duncanville Road to mark the completion of this $10 million + multi-city infrastructure project.

“The Wintergreen Road Project’s successful completion is further evidence of how collaboration between the Best Southwest Partnership, of which the City of Duncanville is a proud member, and Dallas County can positively impact the lives of citizens. Beyond the upgraded driving surface and other needed improvements, our city’s residents can now enjoy wider sidewalks and bike lanes along this road,” said Duncanville’s Mayor Barry L. Gordon.

Specifically, this project improved Wintergreen Road at its intersections with Duncanville Road and with Main Street by constructing four new traffic lanes, building a new bridge over Stewart Branch Creek, and improving box culverts on Duncanville Road to allow for required storm drainage and FEMA and local flood plain compliance. A new traffic signal has been installed at the Main Street intersection to promote motorist and pedestrian safety. And more than 1300 linear feet of 96-inch Water Main pipes were installed by Dallas Water Utilities to meet the projected water needs of South Dallas County for the next 50 years.

Wintergreen Road and Duncanville Road are critical parts of the Master Thoroughfare Plans from the Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville and these improvements will enhance mobility within all three cities. The project also widened sidewalks, added bike lanes in both directions along Duncanville Road, constructed a trail along the west side of Duncanville Road, and made parking improvements for the Windmill Hill Preserve.

Wintergreen Road Project limits are from Main Street and Wintergreen Road intersection to 1300 feet east and from the intersection to 900 feet south on Duncanville Road.

“The Wintergreen Road project is just one example of the great things the Best Southwest cities accomplish as we work closely together with our partners,” said Cedar Hill Mayor Stephen Mason. “This project is a huge investment in safe and efficient traffic flow at the intersection of three different cities. We appreciate Dallas County’s support for this and other important infrastructure improvements in the region.”

The involvement of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price reinforced this strong regional partnership and Commissioner Price made sure to acknowledge the key role that the contractor played in this massive infrastructure project. Said Commissioner Price, “Texas Standard Construction, LTD has been a trusted partner for collaborating and producing the project.”

The Wintergreen Road Project was engineered by Dal-Tech and contractor Texas Standard Construction began construction in August 2019. It was initially projected to be completed by the summer of 2021, however, multiple factors including manpower and supply shortages tied to the Coronavirus Pandemic resulted in a revised construction schedule. But all of the entities involved persevered to ensure that this vital project was completed.

“The Cities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville routinely partner with each other because we understand the importance of working together and leveraging our combined resources so that we can accomplish more in our cities and our region,” stated DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor in a statement delivered on her behalf by DeSoto City Councilmember Crystal Chism. Proctor’s statement added, “The Wintergreen Road project could not have succeeded had it not been for the incredibly high level of cooperation and communication that took place from the planning phase through our ribbon cutting between our partner cities, Dallas County, City of Dallas Water Utilities, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments. DeSoto is proud of what we accomplished and to be a part of this great team!”

For a summary of the main elements of the Wintergreen Road Project view the project fact sheet at https://bit.ly/3EGwGra

Wintergreen Road Fact Sheet

Contacts:

Matt Smith, DeSoto Coms Manager, MSmith@desototexas.gov

Ted Andargie, Dallas County Project Manager, Tewodros.Andargie@dallascounty.org

Missing Person Update

April 21, 2022

The Duncanville Police Department initially responded to a call concerning Juanita Rodriguez as a missing person on Monday, April 18, 2022. On that date, Duncanville police officers were unable to substantiate circumstances that would indicate Ms. Rodriguez’s disappearance was anything but voluntary based on information provided by the reporting party. The requirements for filing Ms. Rodriguez as a Missing Person did not meet the criteria outlined by Duncanville departmental regulation or Texas State law.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Ms. Rodriguez’s family contacted the Duncanville Police Department with new details. Ms. Rodriguez was immediately submitted as a Missing Person with the Texas Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center (TCIC/NCIC) databases. An investigation was initiated at this time.

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3:42 p.m., Dallas Police Department released the following information via a press release:

“On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 2:32 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a call regarding a body at 3000 S. Ledbetter Drive. Upon arrival, officers found a body wrapped in a plastic trap on the side of the street. Homicide detectives, Crime Scene, Dallas County Medical Examiner field agents responded and processed the scene.  The race, gender, cause of death, and identity of the victim were pending based on the medical examiner’s autopsy.

“On April 21, the victim was identified as 54-year-old Juanita Rodriguez. This unexplained death has been reclassified as a murder based on the medical examiner’s autopsy which determined the victim died from a gunshot wound. Rodriguez was reported missing by her family on Saturday, April 16 to the Duncanville Police Department. On Monday, April 18, 2022, Rodriguez’s vehicle was found by Dallas Police abandoned on Navy Avenue.” https://dpdbeat.com/2022/04/21/homicide-at-3000-s-ledbetter-drive/

The Duncanville Police Department wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Juanita Rodriguez.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this murder are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Valdez at (214) 671-3623. Future inquiries may be sent to the Dallas Police Department.

Related: Missing Person

Missing Person

On 04/18/2022, Duncanville police officers were dispatched to a call for service in the 300 block of Charlotte Street regarding a missing person, who was later identified as Juanita Elena Rodriguez, a white female born on 06/24/1967. After contacting the initial caller, officers were informed Juanita Rodriguez left her house on 04/15/2022 and had not returned. Family members of Juanita Rodriguez advised it was not uncommon for her to leave her home and not return for days at a time. Officers instructed the caller to contact the police with further updates or concerns about Juanita Rodriguez as they were available.

On 04/19/2022, officers were recontacted and provided additional information regarding this missing person. Officers were informed that Juanita Rodriguez’s vehicle had been recovered by Dallas Police Department, but she has still not been located. Furthermore, Jaunita Rodriguez did not report to work on 04/18/2022 and 04/19/2022. Duncanville officers entered Juanita Rodriguez into the TCIC/NCIC database as a missing person.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information about Juanita Elena Rodriguez’s whereabouts should contact the Duncanville Police Department at 972-223-6111 ext 4.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information about Juanita Elena Rodriguez’s whereabouts should contact the Duncanville Police Department at 972-223-6111 ext 4.

Dallas County Reports a Total of 430 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 7 Deaths, Including 176 Probable Cases and 83 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 2, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 430 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 254 confirmed cases, and 176 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 482,807 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,897 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 83 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,398 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 the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s 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 woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s 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.

To date, a total of 2,528 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 288 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,825 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 30 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  14 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 326 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and thirty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 57 have died. Forty-eight COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/22/2022, a total of 473 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 15 (week ending 4/16/22), which is a weekly rate of 17.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/16/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 15 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 55,219 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,980 (7.2%) were hospitalized and 691 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/16/2022 (CDC week 15), 4.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 15, 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 (4.78%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (34.01%), and RSV (3.02%).

There are currently 10 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,455 residents and 4,363 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,337 have been hospitalized and 911 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and staff members (840 residents and 295 staff) 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“Our positive cases reported each day over the last 14 days have stayed in a low bandwidth, but we have seen some increase in that metric over the last report is week. To enjoy more group activities in the safest way possible, consider outdoor activities and masking around the severely immunocompromised or elderly who you visit outside your home. Although 60% of the total population in Dallas County has been fully vaccinated, only 20% of the population has received at least one booster. To find a vaccination or booster near you, go to COVID.gov,” 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 a Total of 340 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths, Including 112 Probable Cases and 86 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 27, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 340 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 228 confirmed cases, and 112 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 482,553 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,721 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 86 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,392 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 the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 40s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50s 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 60s 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 woman in her 70s 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.

To date, a total of 2,528 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 288 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,825 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 30 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  14 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 326 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and thirty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 57 have died. Forty-eight COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/22/2022, a total of 473 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 15 (week ending 4/16/22), which is a weekly rate of 17.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/16/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 15 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 55,219 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,980 (7.2%) were hospitalized and 691 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/16/2022 (CDC week 15), 4.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 15, 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 (4.78%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (34.01%), and RSV (3.02%).

There are currently 10 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,455 residents and 4,363 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,337 have been hospitalized and 911 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and staff members (840 residents and 295 staff) 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“With the beautiful weather outside, now’s the time to gather with family and friends in the outdoor settings. Outdoors are safer than indoors and indoors with cross ventilation from opposing windows or doors being opened are safer than indoors with a conventional HVAC only. Although the numbers for COVID are low and the chance of COVID spread is in a range that is as low as it’s been, the risk is not zero and outdoor settings provide the best opportunity for safe group meetings. Also remember, if you have not had your third shot, there’s no question that everyone needs a third shot, according to the medical providers. You can find a location near you at Vaccines.gov,” 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 a Three-Day Total of 457 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 3 Deaths, Including 198 Probable Cases and 295 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 26, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 515 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 317 confirmed cases, and 198 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 482,325 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,609 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 295 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,383 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

To date, a total of 2,528 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 288 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,825 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 30 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  14 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 326 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and thirty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 57 have died. Forty-eight COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/22/2022, a total of 473 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 15 (week ending 4/16/22), which is a weekly rate of 17.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/16/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 15 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 55,219 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,980 (7.2%) were hospitalized and 691 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/16/2022 (CDC week 15), 4.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 15, 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 (4.78%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (34.01%), and RSV (3.02%).

There are currently 10 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,455 residents and 4,363 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,337 have been hospitalized and 911 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and staff members (840 residents and 295 staff) 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“According to the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, we’ve seen a 15 percent increase in COVID-19 cases for the week ending April 22nd. Our replication factor is just above one, which means instead of case counts going down, they’re going to go up slightly. We’ve been in the green, the lowest color of readiness for COVID since last Friday. And this increase alone will not change those numbers. It’s still a time when you should enjoy more activities safely due to low spread. But with the numbers increasing, a little prudence goes a long way. For instance, outdoors for groups is better than indoors. If you’ve been vaccinated, but not boosted, it’s a good time to get your booster. You can still get free vaccination and free boosters and find those near you at COVID.gov,” 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 a Total of 457 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 3 Deaths, Including 170 Probable Cases and 100 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 457 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 287 confirmed cases, and 170 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 482,008 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,411 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 100 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,383 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.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 50s 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 woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Sachse. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,528 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 288 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,825 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 30 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  14 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 326 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and thirty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 57 have died. Forty-eight COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/22/2022, a total of 473 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 15 (week ending 4/16/22), which is a weekly rate of 17.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/16/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 15 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 55,219 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,980 (7.2%) were hospitalized and 691 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/16/2022 (CDC week 15), 4.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 15, 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 (4.78%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (34.01%), and RSV (3.02%).

There are currently 10 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,455 residents and 4,363 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,337 have been hospitalized and 911 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and staff members (840 residents and 295 staff) 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“With the number of new cases remaining low some of the remaining drive-up testing sites will close at the end of the month. For updated information on the testing sites currently available, visit https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php. Right now the threat of COVID-19 is low for people who are up-to-date with their vaccines and for people who are not immunocompromised. To find a vaccine near you, visit vaccines.gov,” 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 a Total of 489 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 4 Deaths, Including 143 Probable Cases and 99 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 22, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 489 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 346 confirmed cases, and 143 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 481,721 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,241 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 99 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,380 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 the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s 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.

To date, a total of 2,528 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 288 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,825 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 30 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  14 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 326 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and thirty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 57 have died. Forty-eight COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/22/2022, a total of 473 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 15 (week ending 4/16/22), which is a weekly rate of 17.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/16/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 15 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 55,219 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,980 (7.2%) were hospitalized and 691 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/16/2022 (CDC week 15), 4.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 15, 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 (4.78%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (34.01%), and RSV (3.02%).

There are currently 10 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,455 residents and 4,363 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,337 have been hospitalized and 911 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and staff members (840 residents and 295 staff) 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“For the first time, since COVID began, we are in the green risk level, the new normal for people who are up-to-date on their shots. Up-to-date means you’ve had the, the first two shots. If you had a Moderna or a Pfizer vaccine, or if you had a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus at least one booster. For people over the age of 50, a fourth booster is available and is recommended for anyone who is immunocompromised or over 60 years old within that group. If you are not sure about a fourth shot, check with your doctor. In order to take full advantage of the new normal, get vaccinated and get boosted. You can find a shot and other resources near you at COVID.gov,” 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 a Total of 421 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 3 Deaths, Including 136 Probable Cases and 85 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 21, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 421 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 285 confirmed cases, and 136 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 481,374 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 106,098 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 85 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,376 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 the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40s 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s 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 2,448 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 246 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,810 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  12 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 323 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and twenty-two cases have been hospitalized and 52 have died. Forty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/15/2022, a total of 384 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 14 (week ending 4/9/22), which is a weekly rate of 14.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/9/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 14 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 50,891 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,936 (7.7%) were hospitalized and 679 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/9/2022 (CDC week 14), 3.0% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 14, 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 (5.39%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.87%), and RSV (3.0%).

There are currently 9 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,447 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,335 have been hospitalized and 910 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and 295 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“The numbers continue to improve and we have not had as good an environment to enjoy activities since the beginning of COVID-19, for those who are fully vaccinated and up-to-date on their shots; this means for those who are not immunocompromised and have had at least three shots. For those who have underlying health conditions, consult your doctor. And if you need a vaccine, find one near you at vaccines.gov,” 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 a Total of 442 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 4 Deaths, Including 118 Probable Cases and 134 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 20, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 442 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 324 confirmed cases, and 118 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 481,089 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 105,962 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 138 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,369 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 the COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40s 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Seagoville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,448 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 246 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,810 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  28 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  12 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 323 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Four hundred and twenty-two cases have been hospitalized and 52 have died. Forty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Seven hundred and one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/15/2022, a total of 384 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 14 (week ending 4/9/22), which is a weekly rate of 14.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 4/9/2022, about 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 68% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 94% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 81% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 14 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 50,891 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,936 (7.7%) were hospitalized and 679 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 4/9/2022 (CDC week 14), 3.0% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 14, 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 (5.39%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.87%), and RSV (3.0%).

There are currently 9 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,447 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,335 have been hospitalized and 910 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,135 residents and 295 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. The most recent COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX can be found at the bottom of this page.

“The number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID remain low. There are still a number of drive-thru testing sites available in Dallas County. You can find a current list of drive-up COVID-19 test sites here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php. To find a vaccine near you and other COVID-19 resources, visit COVID.gov,” 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/