Dallas County reports 1,858 coronavirus cases, 22 fatalities; Tarrant County’s 29 new deaths include a child under 10

Updated at 5:15 pm: Revised to include Denton County data.

Dallas County reported 1,858 new coronavirus cases and 22 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The latest victims included six Dallas residents, all of whom had health problems: two women in their fifties, one man and one woman in their sixties, one man in their eighties, and one woman in their eighties who were living in a long-term care facility.

Four Lancaster residents also died: a woman in their sixties and two men and a woman in their seventies. All had underlying health problems.

Three Duncanville residents, all with health problems, were among the dead: a woman in her sixties, a man in her seventies, and a man in his eighties.

Two Garland residents – a man in his fifties and one in his sixties – and two Mesquite residents – a man in their sixties and a woman in their eighties – also died.

The remaining victims were a Cedar Hill man in their forties, a Carrollton woman in their fifties who died in a long-term care facility, a Cockrell Hill man in their sixties, a Sunnyvale woman in their nineties, and a Richardson man in the Nineties who died in a long term care facility. Officials said all but one of them had underlying health problems.

Of the new cases, 1,497 were confirmed and 361 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 250,376-221,012 confirmed cases and 29,364 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,052.

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, 1,133 COVID-19 patients were in acute care in hospitals in the district. Over the same period, 453 emergency rooms were related to disease symptoms, accounting for about 21% of all emergency rooms in the county.

In a press release, the county said that UT Southwestern Medical Center’s projections could hit 1,600 hospital stays by February 5, based on slightly decreased hospital stays.

“The capacities in the intensive care unit are still heavily used and the hospitals are still working within the framework of an overvoltage planning,” said a statement from the district.

According to the state, 117,520 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 22,290 are fully vaccinated.

Texas

Across the state, 26,274 more cases were reported on Tuesday – 25,464 new cases and 810 older cases recently reported by laboratories.

The state also reported 307 COVID-19 deaths, increasing its toll to 34,701.

Of the new cases, 21,813 were confirmed and 3,651 were likely. Of the older cases, 665 were confirmed and 145 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the total for the state to 2,273,119 – 1,988,063 confirmed cases and 285,056 probable cases.

There are 12,851 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 3,585 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As of Monday, 21.8% 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 14.4% on Monday. For antigen tests, the rate of positivity for the same period was 8.3%. 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, 1,571,093 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 297,503 are fully vaccinated.

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

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 1,524 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths on Tuesday.

The county announced its youngest victim to date on Tuesday: a Fort Worth boy who was under 10 years old. Officials did not provide details about the child, including their age and whether they had any health issues, but the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported that he was less than 1 year old.

Seven other Fort Worth residents were among the victims: a man in his thirties, a man in his fifties, a woman and three men in their sixties, and one man in his seventies.

The victims also included 10 Arlington residents: one man in their forties, three men in their sixties, two men and two women in their seventies, and two women in their eighties. Four North Richland Hills residents also died: two men in their sixties, one man in their seventies, and one woman in their eighties.

The remaining victims were two Bedford residents, a man in their sixties and a woman over the age of 90. two residents of Watauga, a woman in their sixties and a man in their seventies; a basement man in his 70s; a Saginaw man in his 60s; and a Westworth Village man in his 50s.

26 of the victims reported having health problems on Tuesday. One did not, and it was not known whether the other two did.

Of the new cases, 1,072 were confirmed and 452 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 209,849 – 181,207 confirmed cases and 28,642 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,101.

According to the district, 1,295 people with the virus were hospitalized on Monday.

According to the state, 90,645 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 9,451 are fully vaccinated.

Collin county

The state added 461 coronavirus cases and six deaths on Tuesday.

Details of the latest victims were not available.

Of the new cases, 167 were confirmed and 294 were likely.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 69,404-59,705 confirmed cases and 9,699 probable cases. The death toll stands at 539.

According to the district, 493 people will be hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 43,645 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine while 9,330 are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 774 coronavirus cases and 14 deaths on Tuesday.

Eight of the victims lived in Denton: two men in their fifties and four men and two women over 80. Three of the men over the age of 80 and one of the women were residents of Anthology of Denton, and the other woman lived at Brinker Denton Senior Care Center.

The other victims were a Carrollton man in his sixties, a Frisco man in his seventies who lived in Prairie Estates, a Little Elm man in his seventies, a Plano woman over 80 who lived on Prestonwood Court, and two Men in their seventies who lived in Denton County without legal personality.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 51,212-40,861 confirmed cases and 10,351 probable cases. The death toll stands at 308.

According to the district, 180 people will be hospitalized with the virus.

State data shows that 24,229 people in Denton County received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and that 5,039 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: 9,018 cases (7,542 confirmed and 1,476 likely), 89 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 12,624 cases (10,987 confirmed and 1,637 likely), 173 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 18,046 cases (15,893 confirmed and 2,153 likely), 223 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 15,901 cases (14,112 confirmed and 1,789 likely), 243 deaths.

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