Dallas County Reports a Total of 830 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 231 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 11, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 830 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 599 confirmed cases, and 231 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 460,392 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 97,083 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,856 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 31-year-old man 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 46-year-old man who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 65 year old woman who was a resident of the City of Richardson. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 69-year-old woman 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 71-year-old man who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 71-year-old man who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 77-year-old woman 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 78-year-old woman who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 94-year-old woman who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. She 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.

“While this week’s daily numbers of new cases reflect a downward trend, there is still substantial community spread and remains important that we continue to take precautions to avoid additional infections. Wear your mask when indoors with others who don’t live with you. With greater accessibility of at-home COVID tests, if you are planning a gathering, you could ask all guests to self-test before coming over. Cracking open a few windows and doors to increase ventilation inside your home is also an effective way to decrease the chances of COVID spread. Being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines is also a critical way to keep yourself and your family safe from a severe case of COVID. To find a vaccine location near you, visit 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 1,696 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 494 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 31, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,696 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,202 confirmed cases, and 494 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 444,206 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 93,110 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,760 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 Tuesdays – 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 Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 20’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 Garland. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home 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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 Sachse. 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 Garland. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,096 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); 864 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and twenty cases have been hospitalized and 38 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and eighty people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/28/2022, a total of 20,822 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 3 (week ending 1/22/22), which is a weekly rate of 790 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/22/2022, about 79% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 85% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 76% of residents 25-39 years of age; 65% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 60% 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 55.3% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 3 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 27,943 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,316 (7.6%) were hospitalized and 396 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/22/2022 (CDC week 3), 37.0% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 3, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (4.36%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.38%), and RSV (3.36%).

There are currently 89 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,864 residents and 3,970 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,252 have been hospitalized and 863 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 840 residents and 295 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Our numbers of Omicron cases are going down slightly, but our hospitalizations are still high. Now is not the time to quit wearing masks at school, as the number of cases among children continue to increase. How quickly we come down from Omicron is largely dependent on the actions we take over the next two weeks. Wear your mask when in indoor activities outside your own home. Get vaccinated if you have not already and get boosted if you’re vaccinated, but have yet to be received your booster. With the weather getting colder, more people will be indoors, which adds to the likelihood of spread. Whenever possible, take events, outdoors and maintain six foot distance when outdoors and unmasked. On another note, now’s the time to check your supplies for winter weather and prepare for the possibility of a power outage. We do not expect a power outage, but you should plan for one and hope for the best,” 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 3,602 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 6 Deaths, Including 475 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 28, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,602 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 3,127 confirmed cases, and 475 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 443,004 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 92,616 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,751 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 Tuesdays – 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 Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • 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 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 Garland. 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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Garland. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,096 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); 864 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and twenty cases have been hospitalized and 38 have died. Nineteen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and eighty people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 1/28/2022, a total of 20,822 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 3 (week ending 1/22/22), which is a weekly rate of 790 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/22/2022, about 79% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 85% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 76% of residents 25-39 years of age; 65% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 60% 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 55.3% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 3 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 27,943 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,316 (7.6%) were hospitalized and 396 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/22/2022 (CDC week 3), 37.0% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 3, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (4.36%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.38%), and RSV (3.36%).

There are currently 89 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,864 residents and 3,970 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,252 have been hospitalized and 863 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 840 residents and 295 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Although the numbers from Omicron have gone down slightly, we’re still at a very high number of infections here in Dallas County. It’s important to continue to wear your mask when in indoor settings outside your home and maintain six foot distance when outside. With the weather being somewhat cooperative, now’s the time to take activities like dining outside when around people outside your own home. More than 72% of those eligible have had at least one shot, but far smaller number of people are up to date on their vaccines, as the majority of those who have had one shot have not had their booster. Boosters are important against Omicron, and a new variant of Omicron has been detected in North Texas. You can get a booster or a first or second shot at location near you by going to DallasCountyCovid.org or vaccines.org. Soon, you’ll be able to pick up free N95 masks at your local pharmacy or community clinic, and you may also order home COVID test kits from the federal government link here: http://special.usps.com/testkits. Let’s work together to beat COVID-19 in 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 Total of 2,506 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 12 Deaths, Including 473 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 27, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2,506 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,033 confirmed cases, and 473 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 439,877 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 92,141 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,745 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 Tuesdays – 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 Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

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 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 Wilmer. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home 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 Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 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 a long-term facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. 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 Duncanville. She expired in Hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions. 

To date, a total of 1,005 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 774 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and thirteen cases have been hospitalized and 37 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and forty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/21/2022, a total of 23,412 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 2 (week ending 1/15/22), which is a weekly rate of 888.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 26,547 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,093 (7.9%) were hospitalized and 254 have died due to COVID-19.

In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/15/2022 (CDC week 2), 41.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 2, 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 (5.44%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.95%), and RSV (2.24%).

There are currently 86 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,568 residents and 3,646 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,229 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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.

“Community spread is still extremely high for COVID-19. Knowing your status through testing is very important for keeping yourself and your family safe. If you have symptoms, please get tested either through a home test or through one of our many testing sites. If you have a close contact within 48 hours before the onset of symptoms of a person who tests positive for COVID, please follow CDC and local guidelines. And quarantine for five days and then engage in strict mass compliance for an additional five days went around others. It’s very important that people continue to get vaccinated and the vaccinated continue to get boosted. People who are up-to-date on their vaccines now have their initial two shots and their booster period. Having your booster protects you against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from Omicron. It’s also less likely that you’ll contract the virus if you have the immunity that comes with being up to date on your vaccines. At this time of high community spread, we need to continue to wear a mask in indoor settings around other people and make smart decisions about what gatherings we will go to until the numbers go down. If the Omicron variant here follows the pattern it has in other places, we will see a significant drop in cases over the next four weeks. But for the next four weeks, we all need to remain vigilant and protect one another,” 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 3,593 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 7 Deaths, Including 2,402 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 3,593 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,191 confirmed cases, and 2,402 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 437,844 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 91,668 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,733 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 Tuesdays – 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 Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 Richardson. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. 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 Richardson. 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 hospitalized 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 a facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,005 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 774 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and thirteen cases have been hospitalized and 37 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and forty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/21/2022, a total of 23,412 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 2 (week ending 1/15/22), which is a weekly rate of 888.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 26,547 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,093 (7.9%) were hospitalized and 254 have died due to COVID-19. In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/15/2022 (CDC week 2), 41.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 2, 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 (5.44%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.95%) and RSV (2.24%).

There are currently 86 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,568 residents and 3,646 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,229 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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.

“With the numbers of COVID cases still high in our community, now is not the time to lose your resolve. Please know your status and get tested if you develop symptoms and don’t go to work or school until you know that status. It is easier now than ever to get tested as more and more at-home test kits are available and you can get four free ones from the government per household by going to https://special.usps.com/testkits. Most health insurance companies will also reimburse you a hundred percent for buying 8 tests per month, and our testing sites are now appointment optional. Appointments are faster, but you can also drive up without an appointment and wait for a test. If you have been vaccinated, but haven’t been boosted yet, please get your boosters, as this is a very important layer of protection in order to have your best protection against, and, if you get it, your best outcome from COVID. Continue to wear your mask indoors and maintain six foot distance when outdoors. The more we all do our part, the faster the numbers will go down,” 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 11,880 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 2,119 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 25, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 11,880 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 9,761 confirmed cases and 2,119 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 436,653 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 89,266 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,726 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the number of new cases 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 Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. 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 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.

To date, a total of 1,005 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 774 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and thirteen cases have been hospitalized and 37 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and forty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/21/2022, a total of 23,412 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 2 (week ending 1/15/22), which is a weekly rate of 888.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 26,547 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,093 (7.9%) were hospitalized and 254 have died due to COVID-19. In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/15/2022 (CDC week 2), 41.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 2, 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 (5.44%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.95%) and RSV (2.24%).

There are currently 86 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,568 residents and 3,646 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,229 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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.

“We believe that we are beginning to see the peak of Omicron cases. However, this means there are more active cases in our community than ever before. And it will take five to eight weeks for us to return to the sort of numbers we were seeing before the last two surges. Of course, this is dependent on a new variant not becoming widespread during that time. To help speed the decrease in Omicron cases and get to a zone where we can be safer as a community faster, it’s important that you continue to wear your mask in indoor settings outside your home. And those who have not yet been vaccinated or boosted, get that done as soon as possible. This is team human versus the virus. And in order to win the fight we need to put resentments and disagreements aside and all do our part. I continue to be amazed by the resilience and courage of the people of north Texas. And I’m confident that together we will defeat COVID,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php
Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/

Dallas County Reports a Total of 1,941 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 14 Deaths, Including 572 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 24, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,941 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,369 confirmed cases, and 572 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 426,892 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 87,147 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,721 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Friday. Tomorrow’s press release will include the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

High Risk Transmission Level Red

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 Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Seagoville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 hospitalized 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 70s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 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 who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,005 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 774 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and thirteen cases have been hospitalized and 37 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and forty-six people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/21/2022, a total of 23,412 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 2 (week ending 1/15/22), which is a weekly rate of 888.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 26,547 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 2,093 (7.9%) were hospitalized and 254 have died due to COVID-19.

In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/15/2022 (CDC week 2), 41.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 2, 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 (5.44%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (17.95%), and RSV (2.24%).

There are currently 86 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,568 residents and 3,646 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,229 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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.

“While the number of new infections may continue to slowly decline the coming days, there is still substantial community spread of COVID-19 in our community and we were at record highs and have a long way to go. To protect yourself, your family, and others in our community, please continue to wear a mask when in indoor settings outside your home. And please make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination. If it’s been 5 months since your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 months since your J&J vaccination, you are due for an additional dose. If you have symptoms, even if they are mild, please seek testing. Stay home if sick and follow all quarantine and isolation guidance. There is ample testing availability, with same day appointments and drive-up locations available throughout Dallas County. For testing information, please visit https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php. And to order your free COVID-19 tests, visit: https://special.usps.com/testkits” 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 Four-Day Total of 9,381 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 1,607 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 18, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 9,381 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 7,774 confirmed cases, and 1,607 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 415,673 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 84,399 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,678 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the number of new cases from Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

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 Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of 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 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 Grand Prairie. 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 hospitalized 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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions

To date, a total of 897 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 667 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  19 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred cases have been hospitalized and 34 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and twenty-five people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/14/2022, a total of 31,213 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 1 (week ending 1/8/22), which is a weekly rate of 1,184.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated.  In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/8/2022 (CDC week 1), 42.1% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 1, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (4.71%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (20.25%), and RSV (9.32%).

There are currently 76 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,409 residents and 3,464 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,221 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. The most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data for Dallas County, as reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, can be found at www.dallascounty.org/covid-19 under “Monitoring Data,” and is updated regularly. This data includes information on the total available ICU beds, suspected and confirmed COVID-19 ER visits in the last 24 hours, confirmed COVID-19 inpatients, and COVID-19 deaths by actual date of death. The most recent forecasting from UTSW can be found here.

“Today we record our 500,000th case of COVID-19 here in Dallas County. The pandemic has brought with it 5,678 deaths, many hospitalizations, disruptions, and cases of long COVID, but it has also exposed the resilience and compassion of the people of North Texas and Dallas County in particular, in ways that are both remarkable and unique. I am thankful for the grit and resolve of the people of North Texas, our healthcare heroes, first responders and essential workers, and everyone who has sacrificed to keep our community as safe and as strong as possible during this two year global pandemic. Now is the time if you have not been vaccinated to join your neighbors in getting vaccinated and doing your patriotic part to protect the community against COVID. More than 71% of eligible individuals have received at least one shot, yet only a little over 15% have been boosted. So if you haven’t had your booster yet now is the time to get your booster. You can find a shot near at vaccines.org. We are reaching the peak of the Omicron wave. And it’s very important that we continue to limit our events in large crowds, wear a mask indoors when outside our own home. The peak will be a welcome moment, but at peak you still have a lot of community transmission. It will take approximately six to eight weeks after the peak for us to get the numbers down from the Omicron wave. And so it will be important to continue making good decisions and wearing your mask, even after the peak is reached. I know you can do it. I know you can support each other and protect our community. You’ve done it for the last two years period. This will end. We will defeat this pandemic, together,” 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 8,483 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 9 Deaths, Including 1,673 Probable Cases

As of 3:00 pm January 14, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 8,483 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 6,810 confirmed cases, and 1,673 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 406,605 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 82,390 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,658 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 Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

A man in his 40’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Duncanville. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Hutchins. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. 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 Richardson. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 897 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 667 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  19 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); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred cases have been hospitalized and 34 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and twenty-five people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/14/2022, a total of 31,213 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 1 (week ending 1/8/22), which is a weekly rate of 1,184.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% 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 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 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated.  In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/8/2022 (CDC week 1), 42.1% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 1, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (4.71%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (20.25%) and RSV (9.32%).

There are currently 76 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,409 residents and 3,464 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,221 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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 high total of cases and the closures of several of our school districts in North Texas illustrates the strain that the Omicron variant is inflicting on families and businesses. In order to keep businesses open and people safe, it is important that we do not go to work or school if we have been in close contact with a COVID positive case or are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID until you have been tested to know your status at one of our facilities or with an at-home test, and until you’ve reviewed the guidelines from the CDC on when to return to work/school. Employers, now is the time to allow telecommuting to the fullest extent possible. In businesses where telecommuting is not possible, ensure strict compliance with masking and allow people to work in the smallest groups or “pods” possible, so that if an infection strikes a group, it will not shut down an entire assembly line or department.

“Individuals, please consider your need to be in large, crowded and indoor settings outside your home now through the end of the month. Take advantage of curbside pick-up or delivery and outdoor activities where spacing is possible. And lastly, if you have not gotten your primary vaccine series or your booster if you’re eligible, go to www.vaccines.gov and find a vaccination clinic near you. I know many are mentally tired from this Covid pandemic, but we must not lose our resolve to do the things that are proven to keep us as safe as possible,” 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 4,133 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 15 Deaths, Including 1,836 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm January 12, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 4,133 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 2,297 confirmed cases, and 1,836 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 395,804 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 78,875 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,636 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 Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will take place at Fair Park on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm, starting November 21st, 2021.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 30’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 man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. 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 Mesquite. He expired at a facility 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 Cedar Hill. 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 had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. 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 Grand Prairie. He expired at home 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 an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 850 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 156 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 627 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 13 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  19 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 1 case of B.1.621 (Mu); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). One hundred and eighty-seven cases have been hospitalized and 21 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and sixteen people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 1/7/2022, a total of 15,907 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 52 (week ending 1/1/22), which is a weekly rate of 603.6 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/1/2022, about 77% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 96% of residents age 65 years and older; 83% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 74% of residents 25-39 years of age; 63% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 58% 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 Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, 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 61.5% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 52 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated.  In Dallas County, 23,950 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 803 (3.4%) were hospitalized and 230 have died due to COVID-19. Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/1/2022 (CDC week 52), 41.7% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 52, 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 (7.63%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (21.99%), and RSV (7.53%).

There are currently 53 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,062 residents and 3,124 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,203 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. There have been 7 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 789 residents and 264 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 are 4,133 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths. With the Omicron variant still dramatically increasing in numbers and expected to peak in the next week-and-a-half to three weeks, now’s the time to keep our resolve to doing the things that are proven to increase our chances of staying safe and of keeping ourselves, our family, and our community safe; These include limiting attendance at crowded indoor events and using options like curbside pickup and delivery. If there’s a way to have meetings by telephone or zoom, it’s advisable, as is working from home to the fullest extent possible, from now until an established decline in Omicron cases. Knowing your status through testing is increasingly important. And I encourage everyone to get at home-test if they can find them or utilize our testing centers that we continue to open to keep up with demand throughout Dallas county. You can find all the centers here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php. Today we opened a testing center at Fair Park and tomorrow a testing site will be opened at Mesquite ISD Memorial Stadium. For details and appointment links, visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php. It’s never too late to get vaccinated. And those who have not been boosted need to do so as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Omicron will not be the last of COVID that we have to face and getting protection now from this wave by the vaccine will is the best way to protect yourself against the next wave as well.,” 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/