DALLAS — Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is launching a centralized data engine and is currently loading all COVID-19 historical data. While this process is completed, new reports will be unavailable. A new report will be issued on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.
“While our numbers are still low, we are seeing a significant increase in cases. Through April 28th Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation reports a 39.9% week over week increase in cases at 1,216 reported cases for the week, there was a 50.5% week over week increase in youth cases or 155 youth cases reported. While these numbers are still low, the increase is concerning. Keep in mind that the new strains of Omicron can be mild and mimic other seasonal illnesses, but can serious in those who are elderly, immunocompromised or have underlying conditions. We still have under 60% of the total population that has been vaccinated. And only 21.2% of the entire population has been boosted. If you haven’t had your vaccination, or your booster yet go to covid.gov and find a free shot 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:
- 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.
Additional information is available at the following websites:
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