Dallas County Reports 20 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,000 New Cases Tuesday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The county has actually been reporting for several weeks now that more than a third of the deaths connected to COVID-19 have been amongst residents of long-lasting care facilities.

The boost in cases comes as the states positivity rate, the portion of people checking favorable for the infection, has been sustained well over 10% for almost 3 weeks and reached a brand-new high above 16% on Saturday. An increase in the positivity rate shows a boost in the spread of the infection, not a boost in testing for the virus.

County officials stated half of the new cases reported considering that June 1 have actually been young people between the ages of 18 and 39.

” We, unfortunately, are reporting the deaths of 20 more of our county homeowners today, and with another day of 1,000 cases, we continue to see considerable spread in Dallas County,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins stated in a declaration. “Our healthcare facilities and healthcare heroes are feeling the strain as COVID-19 hospitalizations stay high.”

Of the deaths, 16 were reported in Dallas, two in Duncanville and one each in Cedar Hill and Grand Prairie.

Health authorities in Dallas County on Tuesday reported 20 more COVID-19-related deaths, matching the most deaths the county has recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic and bringing the countywide toll to 477.

In the recently, Dallas County has actually added 7,783 new cases of the infection.

The 7-day average for brand-new cases is now 1,112 cases each day, up from an average of 306 daily on June 14. Tuesday was the first day the 7-day average decreased by more than one case daily considering that June 24.

Dallas County does not report healings from COVID-19 since it does not have the workforce to follow up with countless clients, nevertheless, the Texas Department of State Health Services posts a projected number of healings on its website and lists 18,385 for Dallas County as of Tuesday, July 14. Using information provided by the county and state, there are an estimated 17,052 active COVID-19 cases in the county.

To date, of cases needing hospitalization who reported employment, more than 80% have been important infrastructure employees, with a broad variety of affected occupational sectors, consisting of health care, transport, agriculture and food, public works, financing, interactions, clergy, first responders and other important functions.

Dallas County Health and Human Services also reported 20 coronavirus-related deaths on June 30.

DCHSS reported 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the countywide overall to 35,914. Tuesday marked the 12th straight day Dallas County has seen at least 1,000 cases.

Of cases needing hospitalization, two-thirds have actually been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has actually been a hidden high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized clients with COVID-19.