Dallas County Reports 444 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 444 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases 448 Total Cases Reported Today Including 4 Older Cases and 29 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 3:00 pm October 9, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 448 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,047 confirmed deaths. There are 29 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 419 new confirmed cases we are reporting today, 127 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and 4 are considered older cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
April1
September3
DSHS Subtotal4
October123
DSHS Total127

The additional 3 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40’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 Mesquite. 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 did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 348, an increase from the previous daily average of 316 for CDC week 38. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 252 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 12% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. Friday’s report is forthcoming.

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. There were 302 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Thursday, October 8. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County remained elevated at 445 for the 24 hour period ending on Thursday, October 8, which represents around 16 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. These numbers reflect a steady increase over the last two weeks. The ability for hospitalizations to increase rapidly and remain elevated remains a concern, especially as we head into flu season. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today we have 444 new COVID-19 positive cases from the month of October, three from the month of September, one from April, and 29 probable cases for a total of 448 new cases. Additionally, we have three deaths, including a person in their 40’s, and two people in their 70’s. With Texas/OU weekend starting today, it’s very important that we resist the urge celebrate in ways the doctors recommend against. Please do not go to large gatherings or any gathering where people are not wearing their mask one hundred percent of the time indoors. We want to reverse the trend that we’re now seeing in our numbers going up and get to a place where less people get sick, more businesses can thrive and our children are having safe in-person experiences at school,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – October 9, 2020

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-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 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 238 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 238 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Including 40 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 1:00 pm October 8, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 238 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,044 confirmed deaths. There are 40 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 198 new confirmed cases we are reporting today, 19 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and all are considered new cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
September1
DSHS Subtotal1
October18
DSHS Total19

The additional 4 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 30’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 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 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.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 348, an increase from the previous daily average of 316 for CDC week 38. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 252 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 12% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

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. There were 298 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Wednesday, October 7. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County remained elevated at 534 for the 24 hour period ending on Wednesday, October 7, which represents around 20 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. These numbers reflect a steady increase over the last two weeks. The ability for hospitalizations to increase rapidly and remain elevated remains a concern, especially as we head into flu season. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today we announce 238 new COVID-19 positive cases and 4 deaths, including a person in their 30’s and two people in their 50’s. Our numbers in recent weeks have gone in the wrong direction, and it’s up to all of us to reverse that trend so that more people will stay safe, more businesses will thrive, and more children will be able to experience in–person classes. The decisions you make today will impact the numbers next week and the week after, so please resist the urge to go to large group settings and wear your mask, maintain six-foot distance and wash your hands regularly to help control the increasing spread of COVID-19.

“There is increasing evidence that masking protects not only others but the wearer, and with the weather improving and it being pleasant outside, it is less of an inconvenience to take your gatherings outside (remember bug spray) and to wear the mask due to it not being as hot. We must not let our own convenience or our selfish desires to participate in the few activities that doctors say are not safe trump our shared human commitment to protect each other, public health, and our economy,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – October 6, 2020

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-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 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 339 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 339 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases 343 Total Cases Reported Today Including 4 Older Cases and 6 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 2:00 pm October 7, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 343 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,040 confirmed deaths. There are 6 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 337 new confirmed cases we are reporting today, 232 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and only four are considered old cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
July2
August2
September13
DSHS Subtotal17
October215
DSHS Total232

The additional 2 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 60’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 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.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 348, an increase from the previous daily average of 316 for CDC week 38. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 252 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 12% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

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. There were 284 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Tuesday, October 6. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 544 for the 24 hour period ending on Tuesday, October 6, which represents around 20 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. These numbers reflect a continued increase in patient census, as well as a substantial increase in emergency room visits. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today’s numbers continue an upward trajectory that we are seeing in both new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, ED visits and the number of patients on ventilators. This, while the number of people getting tested at our free COVID-19 test sites remains low. Please don’t wait until you or a loved one becomes infected or your business sustains an outbreak before you take the advice of local medical experts and the CDC to wear a mask when around others outside your home, maintain six-foot distance and avoid unnecessary crowds.

We are seeing increased cases coming not only from businesses as the Governor has increased occupancy limits but also from home and backyard get-togethers. It’s understandable that the public would falsely believe that the numbers are going down when the Governor is reopening businesses and therefore people have loosened their guard for their home gatherings, but this would be a mistake according to DFW health experts because the fact is the numbers are going up. We must remain vigilant to the simple safeguards that will keep our community safe. There is increasing evidence that masking protects the wearer and those around them so please wear your mask and resist the urge to attend or have large gatherings of any type,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – October 6, 2020

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-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 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 246 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 246 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Including 41 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 2:00 pm October 6, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 246 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,038 confirmed deaths. There are 41 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 205 new confirmed cases we are reporting today, 132 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and are all considered new cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
September33
DSHS Subtotal33
October99
DSHS Total132

The additional death being reported today is of 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.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 320, an increase from the previous daily average of 296 for CDC week 37. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 226 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 13% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. Due to a new data system changeover, Tuesday’s summary report will be released this evening. Please see a provisional table below:

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. There were 276 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Monday, October 5. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 427 for the 24 hour period ending on Monday, October 5, which represents around 19 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. These numbers reflect an increase of over 30 patients over the weekend, as well as an increase in emergency room visits. The ability for hospitalizations to increase rapidly and remain elevated remains a concern, especially as we head into flu season. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today we have an additional 205 confirmed cases and 41 probable cases for a total of 246 cases. Additionally, we have one reportable death of a man in his 50’s who did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

We are learning more every day about COVID-19. The CDC changed their website yesterday to reflect that COVID-19 particles can linger in the air in indoor settings with poor ventilation. Think of poor ventilation as any house that has been built onto or is an older home that had air conditioning added to it, as well as any older building and some newer buildings. That’s why it is best when possible to take your socializing outside. This includes restaurants where patio dining is preferable to in-person dining and it includes get-togethers at your home. Consider taking the television outside to watch the game if you have friends over and eating outside and consider masking one hundred percent of the time when you are inside with people outside of your home.

COVID-19 is not a respecter of whether you are in a paid establishment or in your home. It is a virus in relentless pursuit of a host so it is up to all of us to make our best decisions, wear our mask, maintain six-foot distancing, wash our hands, and avoid crowds. This is the best way for us to protect our community from COVID-19. We are finding out that masks not only protect others from our breath but also protect us more than originally thought, so as we find out more and more about the power of masking, make sure to wear yours,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 450 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 450 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Including 50 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 4:00 pm October 5, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 450 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,037 confirmed deaths. There are 50 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 400 new confirmed cases we are reporting today, 204 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and are all considered new cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
September126
DSHS Subtotal126
October78
DSHS Total204

The additional death being reported today is of a woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie and expired in a healthcare facility.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 320, an increase from the previous daily average of 296 for CDC week 37. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 226 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 13% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. Due to a new data system changeover, the next summary report will be released on Tuesday. Please see a provisional table below:

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Due to weekend reporting, new data will be available on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

“Today we have 400 new confirmed cases and 50 new probable cases for a total of 450 new COVID-19 cases. Additionally, we have one death. Doctors are now seeing an uptick in Dallas County following the uptick they saw in surrounding counties over the last several weeks. With case numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever that you wear a mask and maintain six-foot distance, wash your hands, and avoid unnecessary crowds. COVID-19 does not discriminate between gatherings at your home or gatherings of a similar size at business establishments, so if you are around people in any indoor setting, please wear your mask and ask others to wear their mask one hundred percent of the time.

We are learning that the mask provides more protection than originally thought for the wearer. Early on, when the CDC recommended universal mask-wearing, the slogan was ‘my mask protects you and your mask protect me,’ however, we now know with more research coming in, that the mask protects the wearer as well from higher doses of virus, that masking may result in a person who has been exposed not getting the virus, and in cases where they get the virus, their virus may be less severe because they breathe in fewer disease particles. So everyone please avoid those crowds and wear that mask. And together, we will get through this and come out stronger on the other side,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 474 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 474 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases 638 Total Confirmed Cases Reported Today Including 164 Older Cases and 21 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 3:00 pm October 4, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting a 617 additional confirmed positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, including 1,036 confirmed deaths. There are 21 additional probable cases to report today. Of the 617 new cases we are reporting today, 396 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and 164 are older cases. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of Positive Patients
March18
April20
May16
June55
July38
August17
September230
DSHS Subtotal394
October2
DSHS Total396

The additional 3 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of DeSoto. She expired in the facility.
  • 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 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Cedar Hill. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 39 was 320, an increase from the previous daily average of 296 for CDC week 37. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 39.

A provisional total of 226 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 39 (week ending 9/26/2020). The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years was 13% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. Due to a new data system changeover, the next summary report will be released on Tuesday. Please see a provisional table below:

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Due to weekend reporting, new data will be available on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 285 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 296 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases 317 Total Cases Reported Today with 21 Cases from Previous Months and 57 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 9:00 pm October 3, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting a total of 317 additional cases (260 confirmed + 57 probable) of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The cumulative confirmed case count in Dallas County is 83,178 including 1,033 confirmed deaths. The cumulative probable case count in Dallas County is 4,351 including 13 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of these 317 additional cases, 296 are new cases within the past two weeks and 21 are from older weeks and months as noted below:

YearMonthWeekClassValue
2020727Probable1
2020835Confirmed1
2020938Confirmed9
2020938Probable9
2020939Confirmed113
2020939Probable16
2020940Confirmed69
2020940Probable4
20201040Confirmed67
20201040Probable27
N/AN/AN/AConfirmed1*

*Please note, we do not have full information for one of the confirmed cases so for purposes of our reporting today, are considering it as an older case.

The additional 7 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • 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 did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’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 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 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 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 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in the facility 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 Lancaster. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

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. There were 242 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Friday, October 2. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 375 for the 24 hour period ending on Friday, October 2, which represents around 16 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“For the week, we had an average of 350 new cases per day, an increase from 282 last week and a total of 16 confirmed deaths. These numbers, along with the Governor’s recent decision to move the occupancy limit at businesses to 75%, are a strong reminder of the importance of wearing a mask and maintaining six-foot distancing with frequent hand washing. Outdoor activities, patio dining, and outdoor exercise are far safer than indoor activities but following the protocols is important whether you are indoors or outdoors. Appropriate spacing is very important for outdoor activities. Remember, the virus does not discriminate between stores and restaurants or your home or your friend’s home, so distancing and mask wearing are equally important in any setting outside of your home and the people that you live with,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 712 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 712 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases 508 Confirmed Cases and 204 Probable Cases Reported from Past Two Days

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 8:00 pm October 2, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting a total of 712 additional cases (508 confirmed + 204 probable) of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The cumulative confirmed case count in Dallas County is 82,918 including 1,026 confirmed deaths. The cumulative probable case count in Dallas County is 4,294 including 13 probable deaths from COVID-19.

The additional 2 deaths being reported today include the following:

  • 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 Garland. She expired in a healthcare facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

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. There were 242 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Thursday, October 1. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 362 for the 24 hour period ending on Thursday, October 1, which represents around 15 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (RAC). The inpatient census number reported on October 1 represents a decline from the COVID-19 inpatient census number on September 28 (317), however, that decline is due to a data reporting error.

In reviewing data submissions by hospitals in the 19 county area covered by the RAC, the RAC determined that there may have been an overcount in the inpatient hospital census for Dallas County in August and September. The reduced inpatient COVID-19 census number for October 1 reflects an elimination of that overcount for prior dates. The August and September COVID-19 inpatient census numbers for August and September in Dallas County are being reviewed and will be re-stated at a later date. Notwithstanding this data correction, inpatient COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to be elevated, and are increasing both in Dallas County and across the RAC area. Additionally, nearly one-third of COVID-19 admissions in Dallas County are requiring care at the intensive care unit (ICU) level. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

“Today we continued our transition over into the Accenture system. We are able to get these numbers out, albeit later than usual, but the week 39 CDC report that normally comes out on Friday will come out tomorrow due to the numbers getting in so late. We expect that this transition, that has led to a disruption in our reporting numbers but strengthened our tracing efforts, will be leveled out and resolved over the weekend and the timeliness of the numbers will hopefully resume tomorrow or the next day. Enjoy the pretty weather on the weekend but please do it responsibly. With the uptick in our numbers, it’s more important now than ever that you mask, maintain six-foot distance, and wash your hands. This includes at parties at your residence or at other people’s residence. COVID-19 does not discriminate between businesses and private events, so please enjoy your weekend but stay safe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 Health and Human Services Transitions to New Data Platform for COVID-19

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


Dallas County Health and Human Services will not be reporting COVID-19 cases today, October 1, 2020, while they are upgrading their data platform. Reports will resume tomorrow, October 2, 2020.

“We have transitioned over to a more robust tracing system, effective 8 o’clock yesterday. During this transition, it’s unfortunate that we’re unable to report numbers for today. The system should be able to report numbers tomorrow and we’ll get you all the information as soon as possible. This is due to a system changeover, and while I’m disappointed we’ll be unable to get you the normal information, I am pleased that the new system will make our tracing efforts stronger here in Dallas County,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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 285 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Dallas County Reports 285 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cases 287 Total Cases Reported Today with 2 Confirmed Cases from Previous Months and 38 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information.


As of 3:00 pm September 30, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting a total of 287 additional cases (249 confirmed + 38 probable) of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Of the 249 newly reported confirmed cases, 247 confirmed cases were from the month of September. The cumulative confirmed case count in Dallas County is 82,410 including 1,024 confirmed deaths. The cumulative probable case count in Dallas County is 4,090 including 13 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 249 new reports of positive molecular COVID-19 tests, 164 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, and only two were from previous months. Please see a provisional breakdown below of these newly reported cases by date of collection:

Month# of positive patients
August2
DSHS Subtotal2
September162
DSHS Total164

The additional 2 deaths being reported today include the following:

A woman in her 30’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 Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 38 was 307, an increase from the previous daily average of 261 for CDC week 37. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 has increased and remains high with 11.9% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 38.

A provisional total of 237 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 38 (week ending 9/19/2020), an increase from the previous week for this age group. The percentage of cases occurring in young adults aged 18 to 22 years has increased to 13% for the month of September.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the total confirmed deaths reported to date, about 25% have been associated with long-term care facilities. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

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. There were 330 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Tuesday, September 29. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 394 for the 24 hour period ending on Tuesday, September 28, which represents around 16 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. While these numbers represent a significant decline from record highs in July, regionally and in the county we are seeing an increase in the number of hospitalizations. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

Additionally, Figure 1 and Table 11 below are from the September 29, 2020 Dallas County Health and Human Services 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary. Figure 1 shows the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases by date of test collection. This chart includes all delayed results that were received by DCHHS as of 8:00pm Monday. Table 11 is a summary of confirmed and probable cases and deaths over the past four weeks in Dallas County.

“Today’s numbers includes 247 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 probable cases and two deaths: one woman in her 30s and another in her 60s. Our numbers in Dallas County are now moving higher and that makes it very important that we all exercise good decision making. This includes wearing our mask one hundred percent of the time and maintaining six-foot distancing, washing our hands regularly, avoiding unnecessary exposures, and avoiding indoor activities where the mask cannot be worn one hundred percent of the time.

The numbers are concerning along with arising cases in other areas and a flattening and beginning to move higher here in Dallas County. Additionally, our hospitalization numbers have increased for the county and for the region. It’s imperative that everyone wear their mask, maintain six-foot distance and wash their hands. Our doctors advise to avoid unnecessary trips and strongly encourage persons not to partake in indoor activities where the mask cannot be worn one hundred percent of the time. If you go for an organized workout, try to do it outside, and if you go for a meal experience, consider takeout or patio dining. And above all, make good decisions to keep your family and your community safe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. The fall can lead to a good situation with the weather cooling and more opportunities to space out outdoors. However, over the last two weeks, increased capacities at retail establishments and a letting down of the guard at functions at home, along with some outbreaks at schools (although those numbers have been manageable), and a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in people 18-22, both in college and not in college, has led to the stop of our improvement. These increases now threaten to push us back into the sort of numbers that we saw in August if we don’t all work together to make smart decisions,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. The numbers are concerning along with arising cases in other areas and a flattening and beginning to move higher here in Dallas County. Additionally, our hospitalization numbers have increased for the county and for the region. It’s imperative that everyone wear their mask, maintain six-foot distance and wash their hands. Our doctors advise to avoid unnecessary trips and strongly encourage persons not to partake in indoor activities where the mask cannot be worn one hundred percent of the time. If you go for an organized workout, try to do it outside, and if you go for a meal experience, consider takeout or patio dining. And above all, make good decisions to keep your family and your community safe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.



All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

UPDATED – Dallas County Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary – September 29, 2020

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-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 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/