Dallas County health officials reported six more coronavirus-related deaths and 165 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The six deaths reported Saturday from Dallas County Health and Human Services include:
- A 50-year-old man who lives in the town of Mesquite. He died in the emergency department of a hospital in the area and was at high risk.
- A woman in her 50s who lives in the town of Irving. She died in the emergency department of the district hospital and did not suffer from risky health conditions.
- A woman in her 60s who lives in the town of Grand Prairie. She was found dead at home and had major health problems.
- A 60-year-old man who lives in the town of Mesquite. He was seriously ill in a district hospital and was at risk of ill health.
- A woman in her 80s who lives in Dallas. She was found dead at home and was at the root of risky health conditions.
- A woman in her 80s who lives in Dallas. She was hospitalized and had no risky health conditions.
The seven-day average for the county has dropped to 228 new cases a day, the lowest since June 3.
Last week, the county registered 104 confirmed and probable cases in school-age children, according to the DCHHS. In the past two weeks, officials have uncovered 33 cases involving multiple youth hockey teams in North Texas.
DCHHS reported that a 29-year-old coach in the neighboring county was reported to have COVID-19 when he died last week.
“Today we had 165 registered cases of COVID-19, 160 of which were from recent tests. For the week we had an average of 202 new cases, which is lower than last week, and a total of 26 deaths,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement: “Saturday averages are compiled by taking new cases from Sunday to Saturday each week, but Friday’s figures, which we reported yesterday for the daily average of 243 new cases for the week ending on September 5, are now the most accurate weekly total.Although they are about a week behind, they allow our epidemiologists to eliminate our older cases by looking at the date each test was performed.This requires epidemiologists to look at the date of each test and not done on time. We provide you with both numbers today, but again we encourage you to focus on the number we gave you yesterday, which has a delay. “
There are currently 75,052 cases of the virus in the county since the tests began in March. With approximately 65,127 recoveries reported by the state by Thursday, there are also 8,795 active cases in Dallas County. There are 970 confirmed deaths attributed to the county by the virus, which, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang, is now the third leading cause of death in the county after heart disease and cancer. As of March 20, the date of the first reported COVID-19-related death in Dallas County, the county has averaged 5.6 deaths per day.
* The locations on the map are approximate, central to the city and are not intended to show where the actually infected people live.
** The total counts below include all 32 counties in North Texas, not just Colin, Dallas, Denton and Taranto.