Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2021

no mosquitoesThe City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitoes on Thursday, September 16 and Friday, September 17, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, weather permitting. The spraying is being conducted in response to the detection of the West Nile Virus in three mosquito traps within the 75116 and 75137 zip codes. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be conducted on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in targeted areas within the City of Duncanville. Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water. Residents should also report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to either City of Duncanville Health Services or Neighborhood Services by calling 972-780-5040. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Tammy Island at 972-780-4963.

Mosquito Pesticide FAQs

What pesticide is used for mosquito control?

Dallas County uses permethrin a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used in mosquito control programs due to its effectiveness. Permethrin has been registered by the EPA since 1979.

Can I opt-out of mosquito spraying?

Yes. Duncanville residents wanting to be on the no-spray list can email Tammy Island at tisland@duncanville.com at or Angelica Garcia at agarcia@duncanville.com to have your address added

Dallas County Reports a Three-Day Total of 3,885 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 528 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 14, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,885 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 3,357 confirmed cases, and 528 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 316,958 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 54,698 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,453 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 20’s 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 20’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 40’s 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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s 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 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s 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 man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s 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 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Desoto. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, 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 (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%).

There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 22 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 713 residents and 239 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.

“Today we report a three-day total of 3,885 additional cases and 16 deaths. The future of COVID-19 is in our hands and will be determined by how many individuals choose to vaccinate and how many companies require vaccination, and how quickly those decisions are made. We can mitigate the spread of COVID and lower our numbers by masking indoors and in outdoor settings where distancing is not possible. But we will never put the COVID pandemic behind us, without nearing universal vaccination. There’s no need to wait in getting yourself vaccinated, and no need to wait in requiring your employees to be vaccinated. Let’s all work together and put COVID in the rearview mirror,” 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 Total of 1,493 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 536 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 13, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,493 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 957 confirmed cases and 536 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 313,601 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 54,170 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,437 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.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine. (See below). About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, 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 (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%). There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 22 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 713 residents and 239 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.

“Today we report 1,493 additional cases and 14 deaths. There are currently no pediatric ICU beds available in the region, and 58 adult ICU beds available. Across our region, more than half of all patients in ICU have COVID-19. Our hospitalization numbers continue to be very high. And while we are hopeful of a peak and flattening of our hospitalization numbers soon, that is entirely up to the behavior of the people in Dallas County and North Texas. We must continue to get vaccinated and, regardless of our vaccination status, wearing our mask indoors when outside our own home, and also at large outdoor events when distancing is not possible, such as in a seated sports event. Large crowds of any type are not recommended by doctors for anyone during this period of high community spread. We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. If we all play our part and get vaccinated, we can put COVID-19 behind us,” 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 Total of 1,582 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 254 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 10, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,582 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,328 confirmed cases, and 254 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 312,644 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 53,634 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,423 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • An infant boy 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 30’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He was found deceased at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s 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 woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of 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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 100’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 (week ending 9/4/21) was 1,123, which is a rate of 42.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison, Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine.

About 84% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 35 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,781 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 241 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 47 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/4/2021 (CDC week 35), 22.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, 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 (3.0%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38%), and RSV (14%).

There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 22 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 713 residents and 239 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.

“Today we report 1,582 additional cases and 16 deaths. Hospital numbers continue to be very tight, with very little room for error. And most intensive care units have full capacity. With the announcement yesterday from President Biden, that employers with over 100 employees would soon be required to ensure their employees are vaccinated, there is no need to wait any longer. Please get vaccinated and get those you are responsible for vaccinated as soon as possible. It is the best way to protect our family, our community, our economy, and our country. And please wear your mask when outside your home and indoor settings or other settings where distancing is not possible. Even if you are vaccinated, it is possible for you to spread COVID to others. And remember, our children under 12 have not had the opportunity to get vaccinated like you have. If we all do our part and look at protecting one another as our civic and patriotic duty, we will end COVID faster and save many from sickness and death,” 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 Total of 1,184 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 19 Deaths, Including 140 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 9, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,184 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,044 confirmed cases, and 140 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 311,316 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 53,380 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,407 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s 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 man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s 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 90’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 34 (week ending 8/28/21) was 1,159, which is a rate of 44.0 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 9/4/2021, about 68% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 88% of residents age 65 years and older; 74% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 63% of residents 25-39 years of age; 53% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 48% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison,  Highland Park, and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine. (See below). About 85% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 34 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,254 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 218 (3.0%) were hospitalized and 37 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 8/28/2021 (CDC week 34), 14.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, 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 (4.2%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35%), and RSV (16%). There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 22 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 713 residents and 239 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.

“Today we report an additional 1,184 new cases and 19 additional deaths. The Delta variant continues to be a significant threat, particularly for unvaccinated people. This is why it is important that we continue masking indoors and in outdoor crowds where physical distancing is not possible for the time being. It is also important that we continue to have courageous conversations with our unvaccinated loved ones, treating them with respect and giving them accurate information so that they can protect themselves, our community and our country,” 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 Four-Day Total of 4,877 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 664 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm September 8, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 4,877 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 4,213 confirmed cases, and 664 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 310,272 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 53,240 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,388 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Due to the observance of the Labor Day holiday, Dallas County did not release COVID-19 data over the holiday weekend. Today’s reporting includes data from Saturday, September 4 through Tuesday, September 7.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A male youth in his 10’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He expired in an area ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s 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 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions. •
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s 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 80’s 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 90’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 34 (week ending 8/28/21) was 1,159, which is a rate of 44.0 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 8/28/2021, about 67% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 87% of residents age 65 years and older; 73% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 62% of residents 25-39 years of age; 52% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 47% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison and Highland Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 85% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 34 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 7,254 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 218 (3.0%) were hospitalized and 37 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 8/28/2021 (CDC week 34), 14.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 34, 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 (4.2%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35%), and RSV (16%). There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,560 residents and 2,676 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,151 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 22 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 713 residents and 239 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.

“Today’s four-day total from Saturday through Tuesday is 4,877 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. There is a new strain of COVID-19 that has been detected in Dallas County, the Mu strain. While the Mu strain is not believed to be more contagious or deadly than the Delta strain, it has new sophisticated constellations on the end of its spike which is further indication that the virus is mutating into forms which will be much more difficult to combat with our present vaccines.

It is imperative that those who have not been vaccinated thus far get vaccinated as soon as possible, so that not only will they be protected, but so that those who’ve been vaccinated will not lose their protection further. If
you know of anyone yet to be vaccinated, please approach them in a spirit of friendship, answering their questions, and giving them the information they need so that they can join the ever-growing majority of people who’ve made the patriotic and personally protective choice of getting vaccinated. Currently, 69% of our eligible population here in Dallas County have received at least one dose with most of them being fully vaccinated.

It is increasingly clear that masks work and we’re currently seeing less infection per 100,000 people in Dallas County than in the surrounding counties, or the state as a whole, even though some of the surrounding counties
have higher vaccination rates. Dallas County has by far the best mask compliance rate in North Texas and has a mask compliance rate higher than the state of Texas. Mask compliance is determined by how many people wear a mask in high-risk situations, either because of mask requirements or because of good judgement. When people wear masks, there is less spread, and therefore less illness, hospitalizations, and death,” 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 Total of 2,505 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 463 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 02, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,505 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,042 confirmed cases, and 463 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 304,257 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 51,812 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,354 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses. Due to the observance of the Labor Day holiday, Dallas County will not be releasing COVID-19 data over the holiday weekend, Saturday, September 4 to Monday, September 6. Reporting will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Tuesday’s reporting will include data from  Friday, September 3. Wednesday’s reporting will include data from Saturday, September 4 through Tuesday, September 7.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s 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 man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 33 (week ending 8/21/21) was 1,172, which is a rate of 44.5 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 8/28/2021, about 67% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 87% of residents age 65 years and older; 73% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 62% of residents 25-39 years of age; 52% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 47% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison and Highland Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About 86% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 33 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 6,544 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 204 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 29 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 8/21/2021 (CDC week 33), 15.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 33, 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 (4.6%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (25%), and RSV (21%). There are currently 68 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,499 residents and 2,615 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,146 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 21 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 702 residents and 235 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.

“Today we report 2,505 new COVID cases, our highest daily total since mid-January, and 11 additional deaths. With numbers continuing to rise, it is imperative that we all do what we can to curb the spread of COVID. We can’t do everything, but all of us can do something. Everyone should wear a mask. If you’re unvaccinated, forgo travel and large events this weekend, as your chances of contracting the Delta variant of COVID are very, very high. Even if you are vaccinated, make decisions in keeping with doctor recommendations: avoid large crowds and indoor activities, wear masks when outside your home but in an indoor setting and keep the size of those settings small. If you’re unvaccinated, there is ample vaccine available. Please get vaccinated before you catch the new Delta strain. Even if you have been previously infected with COVID is important to get vaccinated. A recent CDC study shows you’re much more likely to get reinfected if you remain unvaccinated. Finally, have those courageous conversations with your unvaccinated friends and loved ones. Tell them why you got vaccinated, treat them with respect, answer their questions, and get them the factual information on vaccines. Together, if we all do our part, we will defeat COVID,” 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 Total of 824 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 184 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm, September 01, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 824 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 640 confirmed cases, and 184 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 302,215 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 51,349 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,343 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

High Risk Transmission Level Red
High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 January 11 through July 17. A pop-up vaccination clinic at Fair Park will take place on Saturdays through September 18, from 8 am – 2 pm in Lot 13 for Pfizer first and second doses.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 30’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s 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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died. One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 33 (week ending 8/21/21) was 1,172, which is a rate of 44.5 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 8/21/2021, about 66% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 87% of residents age 65 years and older; 72% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 61% of residents 25-39 years of age; 50% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 45% of residents 12-17 years of age. In the cities of Coppell and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Addison and Highland Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 86% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 33 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 6,544 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 204 (3.1%) were hospitalized and 29 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 8/21/2021 (CDC week 33), 15.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 33, 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 (4.6%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (25%), and RSV (21%). There are currently 62 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,469 residents and 2,574 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,138 have been hospitalized and 824 have died. About 19% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been nineteen 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 684 residents and 232 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.

“Today we report 824 new cases and 11 deaths. Our current average of daily new cases remains high and it is projected to continue to increase, unless we take additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Delta variant is now the dominant variant of COVID-19 in North Texas, with UTSW data suggesting that 97% of new cases are due to this variant. Given the high transmissibility of this variant, it is important that we once again take COVID-19 as seriously as we did at the start of the pandemic. Vaccines continue to be highly effective at keeping people out of the hospital. If you haven’t yet, please get vaccinated as soon as possible and encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same,” 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/

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for September 2 and 3, 2021

no mosquitoesThe City of Duncanville, at the recommendation and in cooperation with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS),

will be conducting ground spraying against mosquitoes on Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, weather permitting. The spraying is being conducted in response to the detection of West Nile Virus in one mosquito trap within the 75116 zip code. If the weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be conducted on Friday and Saturday nights. Spraying will be performed in targeted areas within the City of Duncanville (see the attached map). Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

The Duncanville spray area will be East of Clark Road, South of Camp Wisdom Road and West of Main Street, North of W. Wheatland Road to North of Cockrell Hill Road.

Residents living within the spray zone are encouraged to remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying.

City staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, residents should remove all areas of standing water. Residents should also report all pools that are not well maintained and abandoned homes where mosquitoes are likely to breed to either City of Duncanville Health Services or Neighborhood Services by calling 972-780-5040. Everyone should continue to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus by using insect repellent containing DEET. Citizens are also encouraged to remain indoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on the scheduled ground mosquito spraying in Duncanville, contact Tammy Island at 972-780-4963.

Mosquito Pesticide FAQs

What pesticide is used for mosquito control?

Dallas County uses permethrin a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used in mosquito control programs due to its effectiveness. Permethrin has been registered by the EPA since 1979.

Can I opt-out of mosquito spraying?

Yes. Duncanville residents wanting to be on the no-spray list can email Tammy Island at tisland@duncanville.com at or Angelica Garcia at agarcia@duncanville.com to have your address added

Library secrets, part 6

We have ebooks. You can’t find them on the shelves, but you can find them at this link: netldc.overdive.com.

 

Once you’re there just sign in up at the top right corner. You’ll use your library card number and your PIN. (The PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.)

Then browse to your heart’s content. It’s easy to tell which books are available and which are waitlisted. Just look for the helpful banners at the top.

Once you’ve decided on a title, this is where things get tricky. There are lots of options for downloading and reading.

 

Which one works best for you will depend on the kind of device you have as well as the types of file that the publisher has made available. There is also sometimes an option of downloading to your device and reading in the browser window.

Libby is an easy to use app that is available on most devices. You can learn more at the website: meet.libbyapp.com

Kindle is, of course, recommended if you have a Kindle. It does require an Amazon account though. But again, this app is available for most devices.

As always, catch us on social media or comment below. If you have a library question, call 972-780-5052 or email librarians@duncanville.com.