Dallas County adds 1,174 coronavirus cases as death toll rises over 2,000; Tarrant reports 36 deaths

Updated at 3:47 p.m .: Revised to include nationwide data.

Dallas County reported 1,174 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and hit another major milestone when 12 more COVID-19 deaths brought the county’s death toll to over 2,000.

The most recent victims included five Dallas residents, all of whom had health problems: a man in their seventies, two men in their eighties, and one man and a woman in their 90s. The 90-year-old man lived in a long-term care facility.

Two Mesquite residents were among the victims: a woman in her fifties who died in the hospice and a man in his eighties who lived in a long-term care facility and had health problems.

Officials also reported the deaths of two Garland men, both with health problems: one in their 60s and one in their 70s, who lived in a long-term care facility.

The remaining victims were a DeSoto man in their 70s, a Lancaster woman in their 70s, and a Grand Prairie man in their 80s. They each had underlying health problems.

Of the new cases, 1,071 were confirmed and 103 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 246,820, including 218,039 confirmed cases and 28,781 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,008.

Health officials are using hospital stays, intensive care units and emergency rooms as key metrics to track the effects of COVID-19 in the county in real time. Due to a delay in weekend reporting, this data will be available next Tuesday.

According to the state, 106,454 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 19,188 are fully vaccinated.

Texas

Across the state, 11,465 more cases were reported on Sunday, including 10,989 new cases and 476 older cases recently reported by laboratories.

The state also reported 208 COVID-19 deaths, increasing its toll to 34,322.

Of the new cases, 9,731 were confirmed and 1,258 were likely. Of the older cases, 445 were confirmed and 31 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the state’s total to 2,240,426, including 1,960,061 confirmed cases and 280,365 probable cases.

There are 12,899 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 3,594 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As of Saturday, 21.58% of patients in the hospital area in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients – above the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospital stays.

The nationwide average seven-day positivity rate for molecular tests, based on the date the sample was collected, was 15.35% on Saturday. For antigen testing, the positivity rate was 12.86% for the same period. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes called a PCR test. An antigen test is also known as a rapid test. Governor Greg Abbott said a positivity rate of over 10% was a cause for concern.

According to the state, 1,459,293 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 254,687 are fully vaccinated.

Doctors look at a lung CT image at a hospital in Xiaogan, China.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 1,736 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths on Sunday.

Details of the latest victims were not immediately available.

Of the new cases, 1,442 were confirmed and 294 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 207,065, including 179,074 confirmed cases and 27,991 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,048.

According to the county’s data, which was last updated on Friday, 1,350 people have been hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 79,093 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 8,252 are fully vaccinated.

Collin county

The state added 245 coronavirus cases and six deaths to Collin County’s total on Sunday.

Details of the latest victims were not available.

Of the new cases, 231 were confirmed and 14 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 68,108, including 58,763 confirmed cases and 9,345 probable cases. The death toll stands at 531.

According to the district, 513 people will be hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 39,912 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 7,167 are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County officials have announced they will stop reporting new coronavirus data on Sundays.

As of Saturday, the county had reported 49,816 cases, including 39,977 confirmed cases and 9,839 probable ones. The death toll was 283.

According to the state, 22,873 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 4,050 are fully vaccinated.

Other counties

The Texas Department of Health has provided coverage for these other North Texas counties. In some countries, new data may not be reported every day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 8,789 cases (7,332 confirmed and 1,457 likely), 86 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 12,327 cases (10,718 confirmed and 1,609 likely), 171 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 17,597 cases (15,497 confirmed and 2,100 likely), 219 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 15,615 cases (13,860 confirmed and 1,755 likely), 236 deaths.

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