FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2020
Dallas County Reports 78 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
DALLAS — As of 10:00 am March 25, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human
Services (DCHHS) is reporting 78 additional positive cases of 2019 novel
coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to
247. The sixth death from COVID-19 being reported, is of a woman in her 80’s
who was a resident of the city of Garland. This individual had been
hospitalized and did not have other high-risk chronic health
conditions. Of cases requiring hospitalization to date, about two-thirds
(67%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known
high-risk chronic health condition.
New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a
more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Today’s steep increase in cases is an
urgent reminder that Governor Abbott should heed the pleas of doctors, nurses,
and hospitals. We can’t wait any longer. I once again ask all North Texas
counties to immediately move to the Dallas “Stay Home Stay Safe” model as some
did yesterday. That’s our best chance to #Flattenthecurve,” said Dallas County
Judge Clay Jenkins.
The case count at the following link will
only include county residents:
Most employees who work within the City of
Dallas have a right to paid sick leave. Employees of private businesses and
nonprofits with six or more employees in Dallas can use their paid sick leave
when they are sick or to care for sick family members.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday
preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases,
- Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.
Additional information is available at the following websites:
For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit: