The Dallas County Department of Health reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, along with 508 new cases of the virus and another drop in the average 7-day daily situation.
The four latest victims of the pandemic include:
- A man from Dallas in his 40s who did not have basic health conditions and was hospitalized.
- A Dallas man in his 40s who was at the root of a high-risk health condition and was seriously ill in hospital.
- A woman from Dallas in her 60s who was at the root of high-risk health conditions and was critically ill in hospital.
- An Irving man in the 1990s who was a resident of a long-term care facility and who was at the root of high-risk health conditions and was critically ill in hospital.
The 508 new cases reported on Wednesday are the second lowest number of new cases reported in more than a week. The 7-day average number of new cases in the county dropped to 558 cases per day for the fifth day in a row; the 14-day average, which decreased by 10 days, increased from 650 cases a day on Tuesday to 657 on Wednesday.
Jenkins said there were still 682 people in the county on Tuesday night who were undergoing acute care and treatment for the virus, with 557 EP visits in the county over the same 24-hour period for people reporting COVID symptoms. -19.
Dallas County said Wednesday that there were 2,340 children under the age of 18 who were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 as of July 1. During this time, 61 of these children were hospitalized as a result.
The county has currently amassed 52,639 cases of the virus since testing began in March. There are 726 deaths in the county caused by the virus, which according to Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang is the third leading cause of death in the county after heart disease and cancer. As of March 20, the date of the first reported death associated with COVID-19 in Dallas County, the county averaged 5.2 deaths per day.
Of the cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds of all COVID-19 patients are under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic diseases. Diabetes is the major high-risk health condition reported in about one-third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
The county has reported for several weeks that more than a third of COVID-19-related deaths are among residents of long-term care facilities.