Dallas County reports 1,589 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths
Updated at 5pm: Revised to include nationwide data.
Dallas County reported 1,589 new coronavirus cases and 16 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Eight of the youngest victims were Dallas residents: two men in their fifties, one man and one woman in their sixties, two women in their seventies, and two women in their eighties.
The other victims were two Garland men, one in their 70s and one in their 80s, who lived in a long-term care facility. two Grand Prairie men in their eighties; a Hutchins woman in her 60s; an Irving man in his forties; a mesquite woman in her 50s; and a Richardson woman in her sixties who lived in a long-term care facility.
Two of the 60-year-old women from Dallas and Richardson did not have any health problems that put them at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.
District Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that the latest medical models from researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center show that Dallas County is expected to experience about 2,700 new cases of COVID-19 daily by the end of January.
“We need to remain vigilant to stop and slow the spread of this virus,” Jenkins said.
Of the new cases, 1,351 were confirmed and 238 were likely.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 236,214-208,991 confirmed cases and 27,223 probable cases. The death toll stands at 1,887.
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. In the 24-hour period that ended Monday, 1,160 COVID-19 patients were receiving acute care in hospitals in the district. During the same period, 505 ER visits were made for symptoms of the disease.
According to the state, 87,704 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 15,021 are fully immunized.
Across the state, 9,476 more cases were reported on Tuesday – 9,381 new and 95 older recently reported by laboratories.
The state also reported 310 COVID-19 deaths, increasing its toll to 32,394.
Of the new cases, 8,312 were confirmed and 1,069 were likely. Of the older cases, 53 were confirmed and 42 were likely.
The newly reported cases bring the total for the state to 2,135,028 – 1,872,614 confirmed cases and 262,414 probable cases.
There are 13,928 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 3,926 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As of Monday, 24.2% of patients in the hospital area that covered the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients – above the 15% threshold the state used to define high hospital stays.
The nationwide average seven-day positivity rate for molecular tests, based on the date the sample was taken, was 16.1% on Monday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 9.8%. 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, 1,181,483 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 177,193 are fully immunized.
Tarrant County reported 1,929 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths on Tuesday.
The recent victims include five Arlington residents: two men in their sixties, two women in their seventies, and one man in their eighties. The others were two Fort Worth residents, a woman in their fifties and a man in their seventies; a Bedford woman in her 80s; a Crowley woman in her 60s; a Hurst man in his 70s; a woman from Richland Hills in her eighties; and a Sansom Park man in his 40s.
According to official figures, ten of the victims had high-risk health problems.
Of the new cases, 1,841 were confirmed and 88 were likely.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 197,447-171,001 confirmed cases and 26,446 probable cases. The death toll stands at 1,904.
According to the district, 1,474 people with the virus were hospitalized on Monday.
According to the state, 62,773 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 5,925 are fully immunized.
The state added 879 coronavirus cases and nine deaths on Tuesday.
Details of the latest victims were not available.
Of the new cases, 794 were confirmed and 85 were likely.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 64,721 – 56,146 confirmed cases and 8,575 probable cases. The death toll stands at 483.
According to the district, 522 people will be hospitalized with the virus.
According to the state, 31,344 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 4,304 are fully immunized.
Denton County reported 1,064 coronavirus cases and eight deaths on Tuesday.
The most recent victims were a Corinthian man in his fifties, a Denton woman in her seventies who lived at the Brinker Senior Care Center, a Lewisville man over 80 who lived in Cedar Crest, a Northlake woman over 80, a pilot Point man in his 70s who lived at the Pilot Point Care Center and three people who lived in Denton County without a legal personality – a woman in their 70s and a man and woman over 80.
Of the new cases, 739 were confirmed and 325 were likely.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 47,336-38,212 confirmed cases and 9,124 probable cases. The death toll stands at 257.
According to the district, 204 people will be hospitalized with the virus.
According to the state, 19,017 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 2,411 are fully immunized.
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: 8,222 cases (6,873 confirmed and 1,349 likely), 78 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 11,450 cases (9,962 confirmed and 1,488 likely), 154 deaths.
- Ellis County: 16,403 cases (14,457 confirmed and 1,946 likely), 201 deaths.
- Johnson County: 14,435 cases (12,872 confirmed and 1,563 likely), 213 deaths.