Dallas County Reports a Total of 512 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 10 Deaths, Including 195 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 11, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 512 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 317 confirmed cases, and 195 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 471,587 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 100,258 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,071 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. 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 child who was a resident of the City of Richardson. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She 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 Grand Prairie. 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 had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Carrollton. She expired at the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,830 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); 1,440 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); 174 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and twenty-two cases have been hospitalized and 47 have died. Thirty COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and seventy-nine people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/11/2022, a total of 585 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 9 (week ending 3/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 22.2 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 3/5/2022, about 81% 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; 78% of residents 25-39 years of age; 67% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 62% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 3/5/2022 (CDC week 9), 3.9% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 9, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.41%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (37.29%), and RSV (2.5%).

There are currently 41 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,402 residents and 4,317 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,310 have been hospitalized and 888 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 4 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.

“Today we report an additional 512 cases and 10 deaths, including the death of a child under 10 who had underlying conditions. This is a somber reminder that COVID-19 can affect people of all ages. The best protection against COVID at this point is a vaccine or a booster. If you’re eligible for a vaccine or due for a booster, find a vaccination site near you at vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 709 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 15 Deaths, Including 327 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 10, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 709 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 327 confirmed cases, and 382 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 471,270 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 100,063 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,061 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 20s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40s 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 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 Carrollton. 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 Mesquite. 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 Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Seagoville. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s 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 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Carrollton. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 90s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.  

To date, a total of 1,658 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); 1,2670 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); 172 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and five cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and thirty-eight people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/4/2022, a total of 808 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 8 (week ending 2/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 30.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/26/2022, 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 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 55.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 8 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 35,606 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,406 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 559 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/26/2022 (CDC week 8), 5.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 8, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.74%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35.62%), and RSV (2.46%).

There are currently 63 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,378 residents and 4,270 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,305 have been hospitalized and 882 have died. About 16% 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 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.

“Today marks the two-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 here in Dallas County. I am reflecting on the death of more than 6,000 of our residents from this disease and the irreplaceable loss that has left on so many families. Moreover, I pray for the many residents who are suffering from long haul symptoms from COVID. We’ve learned a lot about the disease and each other in the last two years. I am humbled by the resilience, courage, and acts of kindness and grace I’ve seen from the people of North Texas, as we fought this disease and its effects on business, education, mental health, and a host of other issues together. Things are looking up. And while we still must do the things to protect ourselves such as get our booster and those who are unvaccinated, get your vaccines, there are many other issues that we must conquer together: catching up our kids from learning loss, helping our small businesses to thrive, spending our American rescue plan dollars wisely to provide high-speed broadband, and affordable mental health and addiction services to our residents. Those are just a few of the things that we must solve together. I’ve seen firsthand your ability to conquer adversity, and I have no doubt that we will meet our challenges, and seize our opportunities together. Just as COVID was not about one person or party against another, it was team human versus the virus, we will achieve great things 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 569 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 290 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 09, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 569 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 279 confirmed cases, and 290 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 470,888 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 99,736 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,046 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 30s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s 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.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s 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.

To date, a total of 1,658 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); 1,2670 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); 172 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and five cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and thirty-eight people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/4/2022, a total of 808 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 8 (week ending 2/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 30.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/26/2022, 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 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 55.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 8 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 35,606 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,406 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 559 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/26/2022 (CDC week 8), 5.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 8, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.74%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35.62%), and RSV (2.46%).

There are currently 63 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,378 residents and 4,270 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,305 have been hospitalized and 882 have died. About 16% 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 840 residents and 295 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

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

“The pandemic has entered into a new phase that is a welcome respites from the high infection rates we have seen for much of the last two years. However, with viruses we know that eventually the virus will morph into another strain that is highly contagious. To be protected from that strain and the still present risk of current strains of COVID, get a vaccine if you have not been vaccinated, or get a booster if you are due for your booster so that you are fully up to date on your vaccine. You can find vaccines near you at vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Three-Day Total of 616 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 20 Deaths, Including 170 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 08, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 616 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 446 confirmed cases, and 170 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 470,609 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 99,446 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,035 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

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

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

  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Desoto. 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 Desoto. 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 Cedar Hill. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A 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 had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,658 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); 1,2670 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); 172 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and five cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and thirty-eight people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/4/2022, a total of 808 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 8 (week ending 2/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 30.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/26/2022, 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 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 55.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 8 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 35,606 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,406 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 559 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/26/2022 (CDC week 8), 5.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 8, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.74%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35.62%), and RSV (2.46%).

There are currently 63 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,378 residents and 4,270 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,305 have been hospitalized and 882 have died. About 16% 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 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.

“Today we report 20 deaths due to COVID, a higher number than we’ve seen recently, but every day suddenly I find myself reporting on more deaths. These deaths are now almost exclusively preventable illnesses. As people who were vaccinated and boosted, are over 99% protected from death. Don’t leave an irreplaceable loss for your family. Help protect your community and yourself. Get vaccinated and get boosted. Find a vaccine or booster near you at vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 529 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 11 Deaths, Including 171 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 07, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 529 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 358 confirmed cases, and 171 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 470,163 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 99,276 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,015 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Friday. Tomorrow’s press release will include the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He 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 Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Coppell. 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 Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s 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.

To date, a total of 1,658 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); 1,2670 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); 172 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and five cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and thirty-eight people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/4/2022, a total of 808 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 8 (week ending 2/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 30.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/26/2022, 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 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 55.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 8 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 35,606 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,406 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 559 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/26/2022 (CDC week 8), 5.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 8, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.74%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35.62%) and RSV (2.46%).

There are currently 63 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,378 residents and 4,270 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,305 have been hospitalized and 882 have died. About 16% 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 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.

“Even as our numbers continue to decrease, we report another 11 deaths today. We reached the milestone of 6,000 COVID deaths in Dallas County last week. Less than 1% of all deaths by COVID at this point are in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted. And that small amount has underlying conditions like organ transplant or other issues that make the vaccine less effective in those individuals. At this point, COVID hospitalizations and deaths are largely preventable conditions. Find a vaccine or booster near you at Vaccines.org,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 415 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 7 Deaths, Including 90 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 03, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 415 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 325 confirmed cases, and 90 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 469,805 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 99,105 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 6,004 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

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

To date, a total of 1,658 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); 1,2670 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); 172 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Three hundred and five cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-five COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and thirty-eight people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 3/4/2022, a total of 808 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 8 (week ending 2/26/22), which is a weekly rate of 30.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/26/2022, 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 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (See below). About 55.7% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 8 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 35,606 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 3,406 (9.6%) were hospitalized and 559 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/26/2022 (CDC week 8), 5.4% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 8, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (2.74%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (35.62%), and RSV (2.46%).

There are currently 63 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 6,378 residents and 4,270 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,305 have been hospitalized and 882 have died. About 16% 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 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.

“Today we reached a grim milestone of more than 6,000 dead in Dallas County from COVID-19. Every life is precious and every death is an irreplaceable loss to those left behind. Death from COVID at this point is largely preventable. 95% of the people who were hospitalized and died of COVID were unvaccinated. Vaccinated and boosted people are statistically protected from death from COVID. Don’t have an unfortunate death and leave your family with an irreplaceable loss and don’t let people you love have an unfortunate death either. Find a vaccine or a booster near you at vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 568 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 152 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 03, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 568 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 416 confirmed cases, and 152 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 469,480 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 99,015 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,997 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 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 woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch.  He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,544 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351(Beta); 1,164 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 164 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and eighty-nine cases have been hospitalized and 44 have diedTwenty-three COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and three people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/25/2022, a total of 1,501 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 7 (week ending 2/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 57.0 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/19/2022, about 82% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.. (See below).

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

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/19/2022 (CDC week 7), 7.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 7, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (1.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38.83%), and RSV (2.17 %).

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

There have been 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 840 residents and 295 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

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

“The numbers are continuing to improve in Dallas County. In order to keep them low and protect against the next inevitable variant that will come, please get your vaccine or booster as soon as possible. It’s important for those who are eligible for booster, but have not received it to get boosted, to have their best protection against COVID-19. Find a vaccine near you at vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 498 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 3 Deaths, Including 51 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 02, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 498 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 447 confirmed cases, and 51 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 469,064 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,863 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,992 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

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

To date, a total of 1,544 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351(Beta); 1,164 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 164 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and eighty-nine cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-three COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and three people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/25/2022, a total of 1,501 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 7 (week ending 2/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 57.0 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/19/2022, about 82% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.. (See below).

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

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/19/2022 (CDC week 7), 7.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 7, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (1.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38.83%), and RSV (2.17 %).

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

There have been 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 840 residents and 295 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

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

“The number of deaths reported today is lower than today than it has been. And while every life is precious, I hope that this trend will continue as fewer and fewer people are in the hospital and sick with COVID. It’s still important that we do the things that keep us safe. That means extra precaution for people who are immunocompromised, elderly, or visiting those individuals. The most important thing we can do now is to get our booster if it’s been 5 months since your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 months since a dose of J&J. If we have not been vaccinated up to this point, you can find a vaccine near you at vaccines.gov. On a personal note, I am humbled and thankful for the support I received yesterday in the election. We will continue to work with doctors, scientists, and the business community to keep you safe and make sure that our economy and your quality of life thrives,” 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 646 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 5 Deaths, Including 71 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm March 01, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 646 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 575 confirmed cases, and 71 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 468,617 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,812 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,989 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.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 50s 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 1,544 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351(Beta); 1,164 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 164 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and eighty-nine cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-three COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and three people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/25/2022, a total of 1,501 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 7 (week ending 2/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 57.0 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/19/2022, about 82% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.. (See below).

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

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/19/2022 (CDC week 7), 7.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 7, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (1.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38.83%), and RSV (2.17 %).

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

“Today is election day. And that election has become a referendum on whether or not to follow science in several races, including mine. COVID-19 doesn’t care about your party affiliation or political beliefs. COVID like all viruses is just relentlessly looking for a new host to infect. We are in a lull period now with Omicron, subsiding and Omicron two seemingly not poised to cause a wave. New strains will come and we will have to use all the tools in our toolbox to fight against those waves. In order to be best prepared for whatever COVID throws at us next, get vaccinated if you’ve not already been vaccinated and get boosted, if you’ve been vaccinated, but are due for a booster. You can find vaccines near you at Vaccines.gov,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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

Dallas County Reports a Total of 816 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 12 Deaths, Including 58 Probable Cases

As of 12:00 pm February 28, 2022, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 816 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 758 confirmed cases, and 58 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 468,042 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 98,741 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 5,984 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness. Today’s press release includes the new case totals accumulated from Friday. Tomorrow’s press release will include the numbers of new cases from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provided more than 500,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which operated from January 11 through July 17. A vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield Campus Location on Thursdays – Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm, and on Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm. A weekly pop-up vaccination clinic will also take place at Fair Park on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-6 pm and on Sundays, from 10 am – 4 pm.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 50s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

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

To date, a total of 1,544 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 162 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,164 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  20 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 164 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred and eighty-nine cases have been hospitalized and 44 have died. Twenty-three COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Four hundred and three people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant. As of 2/25/2022, a total of 1,501 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 7 (week ending 2/19/22), which is a weekly rate of 57.0 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 2/19/2022, about 82% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 years and older; 86% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 77% of residents 25-39 years of age; 66% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 61% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, and Sunnyvale, greater than 92% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.. (See below).

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

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 2/19/2022 (CDC week 7), 7.8% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 7, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (1.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (38.83%), and RSV (2.17 %).

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

There have been 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 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 continue on a good trajectory. And our mask mandate has been relaxed, but it’s still very important that we make the good decisions that we can control to keep ourselves and our community safe. That means choosing outings that are safe, wearing your mask around immunocompromised and elderly relatives that you’re visiting and considering wearing a mask in large crowds, particularly if you’re going to be around immunocompromised people. Of even greater importance is the need for those who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated. And those who have not been boosted to get, you can find a vaccine or booster near you at DallasCountyCovid.org or vaccines.org,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.


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

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

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

Additional information is available at the following websites:

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