Dallas County Reports 31 Deaths Tuesday; New Case Averages Continue to Drop – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Editors note: This post at first reported the 31 deaths reported by DCHS was a single day record, which was incorrect. On July 29, the county health department reported 36 deaths. We are sorry for the mistake.

The 641 new cases reported Tuesday are more than the 382 brand-new cases reported Monday, but are lower than both the 7-day average of 586 cases and the 14-day average of 650 cases. The 7-day average has now decreased for four days straight while the 14-day average has actually dropped every day for the last 10 days.

The county has actually now accumulated 52,131 cases of the infection since testing began in March. There have been 722 deaths attributed in the county to the virus, which, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang, is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the county behind illness of the heart and cancers. Given that March 20, the date of the very first reported COVID-19 related death in Dallas County, the county has averaged 5.2 deaths per day.

The county has actually been reporting for a number of weeks now that more than a third of the deaths associated with COVID-19 have actually been amongst homeowners of long-term care facilities.

Jenkins stated Monday there has been a reduction in visits to the COVID-19 testing sites which there is a lot of screening capability offered, low wait times and fairly fast turnaround times on tests with most people getting results in two or three days. On Tuesday, he tweeted there was no wait at one testing center in specific.

The Dallas County Health Department is reporting 31 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday together with 641 brand-new cases of the virus. Despite the high number of deaths and uptick in new cases, the information reported by the county health department shows continued drops in the 7-day and 14-day averages for brand-new cases.

Information on the 31 latest victims of the pandemic will be released Tuesday afternoon. Inspect back and refresh this short article for the upgrade.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds of all COVID-19 clients have 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 patients with COVID-19.

The county has now collected 52,131 cases of the infection given that screening began in March. There have been 722 deaths associated in the county to the virus, which, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang, is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the county behind diseases of the heart and cancers. Considering that March 20, the date of the very first reported COVID-19 associated death in Dallas County, the county has actually averaged 5.2 deaths daily.