Dallas County Reports a Total of 534 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 2 Deaths, Including 224 Probable Cases and 36 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 07, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 534 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 310 confirmed cases, and 224 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 478,430 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 104,215 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 36 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of the specimen collection date. A total of 6,308 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions

To date, a total of 2,200 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 164 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,687 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  22 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 3 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 291 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and seventy-four cases have been hospitalized and 51 have died. Thirty-six COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Six hundred and thirty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/1/2022, a total of 356 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 12 (week ending 3/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/26/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 12 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 43,722 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,816 (8.7%) were hospitalized and 652 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/26/2022 (CDC week 12), 2.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 12, 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 (4.98%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.07%), and RSV (3.06%).

There are currently 14 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,444 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 901 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 0 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,028 residents and 424 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 cases reported today is low, but COVID-19 is still present in our community. Please ensure you and your family are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccination site at Ellis Davis will be open tomorrow (Friday), but will be closed for Saturday of this week. For more details about this and other sites in the county, visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php. And to find other vaccine locations near you, visit vaccines.gov and are in need of a first or second dose or first or second booster, 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 Total of 397 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths, Including 121 Probable Cases and 32 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 06, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 397 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 276 confirmed cases, and 121 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 478,120 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 103,991 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 32 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of the specimen collection date. A total of 6,306 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 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 man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Glenn Heights. 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 Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She 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 a long-term care facility the City of Dallas. She expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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.

To date, a total of 2,200 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 164 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,687 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  22 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 3 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 291 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and seventy-four cases have been hospitalized and 51 have died. Thirty-six COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Six hundred and thirty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/1/2022, a total of 356 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 12 (week ending 3/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/26/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 12 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 43,722 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,816 (8.7%) were hospitalized and 652 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/26/2022 (CDC week 12), 2.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 12, 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 (4.98%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.07%), and RSV (3.06%).

There are currently 14 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,444 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 901 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 0 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,028 residents and 424 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.

“Today’s numbers show a downward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases in our community. The risk of spread remains low, and there are ways we can continue to reduce that risk. Outdoor gatherings and dinning at restaurant patios are great ways to enjoy the beautiful weather we are enjoying, while staying safe. If you are not currently up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccine and are in need of a first or second dose or first or second booster, you can find a location near you at vaccines.gov or at https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php,” 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 599 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 204 Probable Cases and 159 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 05, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 599 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 395 confirmed cases, and 204 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 477,844 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 103,870 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 159 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,300 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.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 30s 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 man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. He 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 Dallas. He expired in hospice 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 Mesquite. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 100s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Irving. She expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

As of 4/1/2022, a total of 356 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 12 (week ending 3/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/26/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 12 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 43,722 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,816 (8.7%) were hospitalized and 652 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/26/2022 (CDC week 12), 2.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 12, 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 (4.98%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.07%), and RSV (3.06%).

There are currently 14 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,444 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 901 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 0 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,028 residents and 424 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.

“Community spread of COVID-19 in Dallas County remains low. However, it is still important that we take simple precautions like wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces, particularly if we are immunocompromised, live with, or interact with people who have underlying conditions that could lead to complications by contracting COVID-19. Being up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine is also critical for protecting ourselves and our community from serious cases of COVID-19. There are many locations in Dallas County where you can receive any of the four doses of COVID-19 available to people who qualify, including the testing and vaccination site at Ellis Davis Field House, which is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10am-6pm. To find vaccine locations and other COVID-19 resources near you, 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/

Dallas County Reports a Total of 464 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 4 Deaths, Including 152 Probable Cases and 60 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 04, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 464 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 312 confirmed cases, and 152 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 477,449 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 103,666 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 60 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,295 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. 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 Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.  

  • A man in his 80s 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.

To date, a total of 2,200 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 164 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,687 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  22 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 3 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 291 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and seventy-four cases have been hospitalized and 51 have died. Thirty-six COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Six hundred and thirty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/1/2022, a total of 356 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 12 (week ending 3/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/26/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 12 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 43,722 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,816 (8.7%) were hospitalized and 652 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/26/2022 (CDC week 12), 2.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 12, 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 (4.98%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.07%), and RSV (3.06%).

There are currently 14 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,444 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 901 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 0 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,028 residents and 424 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.

“Our number of positive COVID-19 cases collected in the last 14 days continues to stay in the same band, with today’s number days 60 cases. This is good news and the result of the hard work of everyone, especially our first responders and healthcare heroes. To continue this positive trend, make sure to get your booster. There are currently more than 600,000 people in Dallas County who are eligible for a third shot, but have not received one. If you’re one of these people, you can find a vaccine near you and 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 864 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 15 Deaths, Including 216 Probable Cases and 56 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm April 01, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 864 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 640 confirmed cases, and 224 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 477,137 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 103,514 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 56 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,291 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:

  • An infant girl who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. She expired in an area hospital ED and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 30s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Irving. She expired in hospice 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 at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 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.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Sachse. She expired at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,170 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 163 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,662 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 15 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  22 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 3 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 287 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and seventy-one cases have been hospitalized and 51 have died. Thirty-six COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Six hundred and twenty-two people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 4/1/2022, a total of 356 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 12 (week ending 3/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.5 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/26/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 45.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 12 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 43,722 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,816 (8.7%) were hospitalized and 652 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/26/2022 (CDC week 12), 2.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 12, 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 (4.98%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.07%), and RSV (3.06%).

There are currently 14 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,444 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 901 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 0 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,028 residents and 424 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.

“Today’s numbers are 864 new cases, but of those numbers, only 56 of the positive COVID cases were collected in the last 14 days. Our numbers are getting as low as they were at the beginning of the pandemic. And this is good news. For those who live with an immunocompromised person, plan to visit an immunocompromised person, or are immunocompromised themselves, masks are still advised in large indoor gatherings. If you have not been vaccinated yet, please find a vaccine near you at vaccines.gov or if you had your two-shot vaccine or one-shot J&J, but have not had your booster shot. For those who’ve had three shots, a booster is available for people 50 and older and is recommended for those over 65 or with underlying conditions that would make a person more susceptible to COVID or more likely to have a serious outcome,” 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 11 Deaths, Including 216 Probable Cases and 53 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm March 30, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 586 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 361 confirmed cases, and 225 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 475,939 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 102,875 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 90 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of specimen collection date. A total of 6,245 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 woman in her 20s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. 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 Dallas. 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 Balch Springs. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 a long-term care facility in the City of Lancaster. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

As of 3/25/2022, a total of 350 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 11 (week ending 3/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/19/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 51.8% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 10 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 41,310 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,734 (9.0%) were hospitalized and 630 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/19/2022 (CDC week 11), 2.3% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 11, 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 (3.73 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.46%), and RSV (2.18%).

There are currently 19 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,443 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 898 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 3 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 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.

“We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. The public health committee has released guidance for our current yellow status here in Dallas County. You may access it by clicking here. They stressed the importance of vaccination for those who have not yet been vaccinated, and a third shot for those who have been vaccinated. There is now the possibility of getting a fourth shot and the public health committee will have opinions on that as will other medical providers in the coming days. I want to stress though that there is no divergence in medical opinion about the importance of the initial two-shot vaccination and the need for a third dose booster at an appropriate time after those initial two shots. You may find a vaccine location near you by visiting 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 516 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 20 Deaths, Including 225 Probable Cases and 90 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm March 30, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 586 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 361 confirmed cases, and 225 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 475,939 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 102,875 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 90 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of the specimen collection date. A total of 6,245 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 40s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He 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 at home 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 at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s 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 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She 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 Cedar Hill. She 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 Irving. She 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 Lancaster. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Seagoville. He expired at a facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,056 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,569 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 271 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and fifty-four cases have been hospitalized and 49 have died. Thirty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Five hundred and eighty-four people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 3/25/2022, a total of 350 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 11 (week ending 3/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/19/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 51.8% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 10 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 41,310 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,734 (9.0%) were hospitalized and 630 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/19/2022 (CDC week 11), 2.3% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 11, 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 (3.73 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.46%), and RSV (2.18%).

There are currently 19 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,443 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 898 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 3 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 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.

“Today, the federal government launched COVID.gov, a new website with all your COVID-19 resources on it. This website is useful and tailored to your zip code and community. You can use that or vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you. Second boosters are now available and the public health committee here will give their thoughts on who would benefit from those boosters. But if you have not received your first booster, it’s believed that that shot is helpful and you should get that one right away. If you’ve already received your third booster and are eligible for an additional booster, determining whether or not to get a fourth shot is a decision between you and your doctor,” 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 586 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 225 Probable Cases and 90 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm March 29, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 586 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 361 confirmed cases, and 225 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 475,939 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 102,875 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 90 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of the specimen collection date. A total of 6,245 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 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 Grand Prairie. 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 Mesquite. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s 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 Seagoville. 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 Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. She 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 Dallas. She 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 Dallas. She expired at home 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.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,056 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,569 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon); 20 cases of P.1 (Gamma); 9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 271 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and fifty-four cases have been hospitalized and 49 have died. Thirty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Five hundred and eighty-four people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 3/25/2022, a total of 350 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 11 (week ending 3/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/19/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 51.8% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 10 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 41,310 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,734 (9.0%) were hospitalized and 630 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/19/2022 (CDC week 11), 2.3% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 11, 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 (3.73 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.46%), and RSV (2.18%).

There are currently 19 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,443 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 898 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 3 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 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.

“Today, the FDA approved additional booster shots for people 50 and older who have not received a booster in at least four months. The public health committee will meet and provided its thoughts and guidance, but we know that the immunocompromised and older population is more susceptible to both contracting COVID and to poorer outcomes. Therefore that population should strongly consider taking advantage of this vaccine opportunity,” 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 524 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 17 Deaths, Including 190 Probable Cases and 55 New Cases within 14 days of Specimen Collection Date

As of 12:00 pm March 28, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 524 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 334 confirmed cases, and 190 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 475,578 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 102,650 probable cases (antigen test). Today’s report includes 55 newly reported cases of COVID-19 within 14 days of the specimen collection date. A total of 6,234 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. This week a pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesday 12:30 pm-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 40s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 Irving. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She expired in hospice 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 did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Desoto. He was found deceased and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 2,056 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,569 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 271 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and fifty-four cases have been hospitalized and 49 have died. Thirty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Five hundred and eighty-four people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 3/25/2022, a total of 350 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 11 (week ending 3/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/19/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 51.8% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 10 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 41,310 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,734 (9.0%) were hospitalized and 630 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/19/2022 (CDC week 11), 2.3% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 11, 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 (3.73 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.46%), and RSV (2.18%).

There are currently 19 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,443 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 898 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 3 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 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.

“Today’s numbers are 524 new cases reported and 17 deaths. However, only 55 of those cases that are being reported today were taken in the last 14 days. There is a large backlog with healthcare providers still from Omicron surge. But what we are seeing as we dig into those numbers were the ones that were reported in the last 14 days were staying in a range similar to today’s 55. This is more good news and shows that currently transmission is lower than we’ve experienced in many months period. Although the risk is lower than it has been, it is still not zero. Please get vaccinated if you have not already, and please get your booster, if you are currently eligible for a booster. You can find vaccines 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 446 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 146 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 446 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 300 confirmed cases, and 146 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 475,244 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 102,460 probable cases (antigen test).  A total of 6,217 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. The daily report of cases is based on when information is received and processed by DCHHS. While staff works through a backlog of cases, the most up-to-date information on the average number of daily cases based on test date can be found on the dashboard of COVID-19 cases listed on http://www.dallascountycovid.org/. The current seven-day trailing average is 50 new cases per day.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 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 man in his 40s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. 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 Grand Prairie. 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 Grand Prairie. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s 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 woman in her 90s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s 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 2,056 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,569 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 271 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and fifty-four cases have been hospitalized and 49 have died. Thirty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Five hundred and eighty-four people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 3/25/2022, a total of 350 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 11 (week ending 3/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 13.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/19/2022, 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; 67% 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 92% 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 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

About 51.8% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 10 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 41,310 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,734 (9.0%) were hospitalized and 630 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/19/2022 (CDC week 11), 2.3% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 11, 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 (3.73 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.46%), and RSV (2.18%).

There are currently 19 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,443 residents and 4,362 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,326 have been hospitalized and 898 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 3 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 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.

“We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. And if you’re not vaccinated or you’re eligible for a booster, in order to protect yourself and your community from COVID, please get your shot as soon as possible. We’re having an event tomorrow from 11am to 3pm at the Walmart Supercenter on 1801 Marketplace Dr in Garland. If you get a shot tomorrow, you can get a $25 Walmart gift card and a box of masks for your family. Masks are still a good idea in large indoor crowds where spacing is not possible, or if you yourself are immunocompromised or are around immunocompromised people. If tomorrow doesn’t work with your schedule, go to vaccines.gov to find a vaccine 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:

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/