Dallas County Reports a Total of 461 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths, Including 99 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 461 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 362 confirmed cases, and 99 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 467,284 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,683 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,972 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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 man in his 50s 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 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 hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Seagoville. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s 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 1,544 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); 1,164 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); 164 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and eighty-nine cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-three COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and three people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/25/2022, a total of 1,501 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 7 (week ending 2/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 57.0 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/19/2022, about 82% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% 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 COVID-19 vaccine.. (See below).

About 55.9% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 7 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 34,050 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,282 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 535 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/19/2022 (CDC week 7), 7.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 7, 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 (1.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38.83%), and RSV (2.17 %).

There are currently 73 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,321 residents and 4,250 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,297 have been hospitalized and 879 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 846 residents and 298 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.

“One hour after the CDC recommendation today, the public health committee met to look at hospital numbers here, medical modeling from UT Southwestern, and other information critical to advising. Pursuant to the CDC recommendations and the advice I received this evening from the public health committee, I am revising the Dallas County mask order to drop the requirement of wearing a mask in any settings other than jails, long-term care facilities, and healthcare settings. During the time of high spread in Delta and Omicron, the people and businesses of Dallas county stepped up to protect one another. Although mask are no longer required, they are strongly recommended for immunocompromised individuals in indoor settings outside of their home, or those who are visiting with immunocompromised or medically frail individuals, including the elderly. Thank you for your patience and courage during the last two surges, and for the kindness and support you have shown our first responders, our healthcare heroes and my team,” 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 415 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 80 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 24, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 415 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 335 confirmed cases, and 80 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 466,922 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,584 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,966 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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 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 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 woman in her 50s 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 50s 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 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 woman in her 70s 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 hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 80s 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 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.
  • A woman in her 90s 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 1,404 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); 1,101 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); 87 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and seventy-one cases have been hospitalized and 43 have died. Twenty-one COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and fifty-one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 83 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,264 residents and 4,230 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,289 have been hospitalized and 876 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 846 residents and 298 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 numbers continue our trend of lower confirmed positive cases. We must, however, keep in mind that many, many cases are now found with the home test kits, which have become easier to get. Even factoring that in, our numbers are going down and that’s a good thing. But we need to continue using the proven, simple methods that have kept us safe: Staying current on your vaccines by getting vaccinated and boosted, maintaining six foot distance from other people, and wearing your mask in indoor settings outside your own home. The weather has improved, but there is a possibility of anything that is left on the roads freezing overnight. This creates the phenomenon known as black ice. Please be mindful of this possibility, if you must drive tomorrow morning or late tonight and allow more time to get to your destination, more distance between yourself and other vehicles, and be especially mindful as you walk on sidewalks or porches as ice could have frozen there. Stay safe, warm, and dry. The bad weather should end tomorrow,” 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 597 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 8 Deaths, Including 155 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 23, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,010 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 442 confirmed cases, and 155 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 466,587 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,504 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,955 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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 man in his 50s 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 man in his 50s 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 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 Carrollton. 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 Mesquite. He 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 Irving. 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 Duncanville. She 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 a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,404 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); 1,101 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); 87 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and seventy-one cases have been hospitalized and 43 have died. Twenty-one COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and fifty-one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 83 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,264 residents and 4,230 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,289 have been hospitalized and 876 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 846 residents and 298 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.

“Our COVID numbers continue to decline, but it’s important that we continue to take the precautions that the doctors have prescribed to give us our best chance to get the numbers as low as possible. The winter weather provides additional challenges. If you don’t need to leave your home, please stay in as the road conditions deteriorate. This allows our first responders the room they need to assist those who have ventured out. If you must go outside when there are icy conditions, go much slower than you were used to going, both on foot and behind the wheel. If you begin to spin steer into the spin, not away from it. Put greater distance between you and vehicles around you. But if you do not have an emergent need to leave your home, and can work from home, we encourage you to do that as the roads will be treacherous in the early morning hours up until the afternoon and what’s left on the roads will freeze again. Friday night, creating black ice and treacherous conditions for Friday morning driving,” 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 Three-Day Total of 1,010 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 175 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 22, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,010 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 835 confirmed cases, and 175 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 466,145 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,349 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,947 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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 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 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 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 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 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 hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,404 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); 1,101 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); 87 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and seventy-one cases have been hospitalized and 43 have died. Twenty-one COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and fifty-one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 83 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,264 residents and 4,230 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,289 have been hospitalized and 876 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 846 residents and 298 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 numbers are continuing to go down, but we are still in a place that’s higher than we were in much of the Delta wave. For this reason, it’s important that we continue to take sensible precautions that will keep us, our families, and our community safe. This includes getting up to date with your vaccines by getting your COVID-19 booster if you have not already done so. You can find vaccines near you at Vaccines.gov. It also includes wearing your mask indoors and maintaining six foot distance from people. For the fully vaccinated, when enjoying the activities that are now safe as the county has moved to orange, consider crowd size. And, when the weather permits, consider holding activities outdoors,” 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 689 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 106 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 21, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 689 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 583 confirmed cases, and 106 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 465,310 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,174 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,938 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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 Dallas. She 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 Dallas. She 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 Mesquite. She expired in an area hospital ED 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 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 a long-term care facility in the City of Seagoville. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s 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 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 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 80s man 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 woman in her 80s 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 1,404 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); 1,101 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); 87 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and seventy-one cases have been hospitalized and 43 have died. Twenty-one COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and fifty-one people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 83 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,264 residents and 4,230 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,289 have been hospitalized and 876 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 846 residents and 298 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.

“This morning, the public health committee moved the COVID threat level from red to orange. This means if you’re fully vaccinated and have had your booster, or are not yet eligible for your booster and are fully vaccinated, there are many more things that you can do that are safe for people in your status. If you’re unvaccinated or have not yet gotten your booster, there’s not much change between red and orange as far as what the doctors recommend is a safe activity. Under orange, small gatherings of fully vaccinated and boosted individuals, dining in groups particularly outside when the group is small to medium and other activities are no longer unsafe. Travel within the United States for fully vaccinated and boosted individuals is also considered safe, which is important for many people who are considering spring break plans. For a full list of doctor recommendations, go to DallasCountyCovid.org,” 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 663 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 16 Deaths, Including 154 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 18, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 663 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 509 confirmed cases, and 154 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 464,727 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,068 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,927 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 30’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 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 Dallas. He was found deceased at home 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 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 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She was found deceased at home 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 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 Lancaster. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’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 Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Addison. 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 a long-term care facility in the City of Carrollton. She expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 100’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 1,288 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); 1,052 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); 20 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and forty-eight cases have been hospitalized and 39 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/18/2022, a total of 3,001 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 113.9 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 59.0% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 6 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 32,720 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,094 (9.5%) were hospitalized and 495 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/12/2022 (CDC week 6), 13.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 6, 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 (2.53%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (29.38%), and RSV (2.89%).

There are currently 83 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,264 residents and 4,230 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,289 have been hospitalized and 876 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 12 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 844 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.

“Although the public health committee is scheduled to meet later today and our numbers are continuing to trend lower, we still are at the red threat level, and therefore it’s still important to wear your mask indoors when outside your home, and continuing the safety protocols that have kept us safe throughout the pandemic. These include frequent hand washing and maintaining six foot distance went around other people outside your home. Also, it’s important to get boosted if you have not gotten your booster and of course, to get vaccinated, if you have not been vaccinated yet. You may find a booster shot or vaccine near you at www.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 383 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 92 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 17, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 383 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 291 confirmed cases, and 92 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 464,218 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 97,914 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,911 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 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 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 woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice 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 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Lancaster. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. 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 Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’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.

To date, a total of 1,288 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); 1,052 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); 20 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and forty-eight cases have been hospitalized and 39 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 91 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,177 residents and 4,169 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,276 have been hospitalized and 873 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 844 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.

“Our numbers continue to decline but are still high compared to where they were pre Omicron. We remain at the red threat level. The public health committee meets tomorrow and should there be a change in that I will get the information out to you as soon as possible. But for now, keep doing the things you need to do to stay safe: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear your mask indoors when outside your own home, and keep a good distance from others,” 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 588 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 17 Deaths, Including 257 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 16, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 588 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 452 confirmed cases, and 136 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 463,927 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 97,822 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,902 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Addison. 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 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 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 the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Sachse. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A woman in her 80’s 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 woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,288 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); 1,052 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); 20 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and forty-eight cases have been hospitalized and 39 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 91 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,177 residents and 4,169 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,276 have been hospitalized and 873 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 844 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.

“Note that the number of new cases are down, but the number of deaths remain high. This is due to the fact that, with a wave, first the number of new cases are very high, then hospitalizations become high, and then deaths are high. It’s important that we remember this as we decide how to protect ourselves in this time when numbers are going down. I realized that at times masks can be uncomfortable and everyone would enjoy large indoor get-togethers. However, here in Dallas County we are currently still at a high degree of spread, even with the numbers going down. Wearing a mask indoors when outside your own home is still strongly recommended by our local medical community due to the elevated degree of spread. As the numbers continue to go down, my hope is for more freedom to do things safely, but it really is up to all of us to follow the science and the doctor’s recommendations to give our families, our community, and our economy their best chance of a strong 2022,” 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 Three-Day Total of 2,644 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 17 Deaths, Including 257 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 15, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,644 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,387 confirmed cases, and 257 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 463,475 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 97,686 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,888 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.

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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 20’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have 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 40’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 man in his 50’s 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 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 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 Grand Prairie. 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 woman in her 60’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 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 70’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 70’s 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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s 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 woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,288 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); 1,052 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); 20 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and forty-eight cases have been hospitalized and 39 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%) and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 91 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,177 residents and 4,169 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,276 have been hospitalized and 873 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 844 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.

“Although the numbers are much lower than they have been last month, they are still high in comparison to pre-Omicron numbers. Hopefully the numbers will continue to decline rapidly, but for now it’s important to continue being vigilant about masking in indoor public settings outside your own home, maintaining six foot distance and washing your hands frequently. These proven tools along with getting the vaccine and getting the booster are the most important things we can do to win the battle against COVID period. Find a booster or a vaccine near you at vaccine.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 1,042 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 15 Deaths, Including 346 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 14, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,042 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 696 confirmed cases, and 346 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 461,088 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 97,429 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,871 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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 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, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 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 man in his 50’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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 was found deceased at home and did not have 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 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 had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s 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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He 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 had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,288 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); 1,052 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); 20 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and forty-eight cases have been hospitalized and 39 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Three hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/11/2022, a total of 5,049 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 5 (week ending 2/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 191.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/10/2022, about 80% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% 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. (See below).

About 57.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 5 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 31,294 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,911 (9.3%) were hospitalized and 462 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/5/2022 (CDC week 5), 21.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 5, 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 (3.33%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (28.6%), and RSV (3.08%).

There are currently 91 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,177 residents and 4,169 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,276 have been hospitalized and 873 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 12 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 844 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.

“Today is the first day of early vote. Lines are short and you can vote quickly in person. Election workers are masked and there is good separation and safety at all locations. The numbers continue to go in a good direction, but it’s important that we keep up the tried and true methods that have kept us safe from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently, maintain six foot distance when around others outdoors and wear your mask when in indoor settings outside your own home. The public health committee will continue to look at COVID-19 data for Dallas County and advise us as to the threat level, which is currently at red, or highest level. Although the numbers have trended in the right direction, there’s still a lot of spread in our community. The committee will meet again on Friday,” 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/