The Dallas County reported 581 new cases of the coronavirus and an additional death Monday.
The last victim was a Seagoville woman in the 90s who died in inpatient care and had basic health conditions.
District Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that “every life is precious.”
He said a trend of low COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU admissions and ER visits continued on Monday.
However, county officials said new data on hospitals, ICU admissions and emergency room visits for the virus will be available on Tuesday due to weekend reports.
According to state data, there are 1,282 admissions to COVID-19 Hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Nationwide, a total of 7,304 hospitals, according to the State Department of Health Services.
The test rate in Texas has risen to about 21% since Sunday, doubling the level of government Greg Abbott as a red line earlier in the pandemic.
A contributing factor to the higher rate may be a decrease in the number of total tests reported. The state reported a seven-day average of 34,200 tests last week, a significant drop from the average of 66,000 tests per day at the end of July.
Texas reported 4,455 new cases. The state continued to see a relatively low number of deaths reported on Monday, and while 116 deaths were reported on Sunday, only 31 were reported on Monday.
The state total increased to 8,490 deaths, 490,817 cases and 349,833 estimated recoveries, according to the DSHS.
Total County Dallas rose to 756 deaths confirmed by COVID-19 and 55,255 cases or about 21 per 1,000 residents. The county does not report recoveries.
The county also reported 40 new possible cases of the virus, for a total of 2,242, including six possible deaths. The Dallas County enumerates possible cases separately and does not include them in the total number of confirmed cases.
Jenkins said the “limited success” the county is seeing is due to health precautions such as wearing masks and physical distance.
“We should not lose our determination that has brought us to a better place than we were in the middle of last month,” he said.
The county saw an 18-day range of at least 1,000 new cases each day in early and mid-July.
Jenkins said all county numbers are still higher than when the state began reopening in early May.
“With schools opening soon, there will be more people around each other, and it is imperative that we continue to do those things that have been proven to be successful when we are around people outside our home,” he said.
The county reported 305 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. No new deaths were reported, leaving the county number at 422.
The county had 34,165 cases or about 16.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. Of these, 1,696 are possible cases and 32,469 are confirmed cases.
There are 452 people hospitalized with the virus while about 22,792 have recovered, according to county data.
The county reported on Monday 180 new cases of COVID-19 and its 90th death from the virus – a man from Richardson in his 70s who had basic health conditions.
Coronavirus cases rose to 7,833 or about 7.6 per 1,000 inhabitants.
Hospitals for the virus are at 136 and 5,171 people have recovered according to county data.
The county reported 101 new cases of coronavirus on Monday and deaths remained at 62 years old.
The new cases brought the county to a total of 7,745 or about 8.7 per 1,000 inhabitants.
According to county data, 39 people have been hospitalized with the virus while 4,702 have recovered.
The Texas Department of Health Services has undertaken to report on other North Texas counties. Some of those counties may not report daily updates. The latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 964 cases, 18 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 2,158 cases, 25 deaths.
- Ellis County: 2,855 cases, 42 deaths.
- Johnson County: 1,861 cases, 30 deaths.
Staff writer Nic Garcia contributed to this report.
correction: This headline has been revised to reflect the number of cases reported Monday in Dallas County.
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