On Saturday, there were 35 more COVID-19 deaths in four major counties in northern Texas, and another 1815 newly reported cases of the virus.
The detailed information for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties is as follows, and is based on data reported by county officials, local health departments, and state health departments on Saturday, February 27.
Dallas County reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths and 570 new cases of the virus on Saturday. In the past 7 days, the county announced 3,732 new and possible virus cases, an average of 533 cases per day, and 1
Since March 2020, the county has reported 280,404 cases of the virus, including 245,278 confirmed cases (PCR) and 35,126 probable cases (antigens). There have been 2951 deaths due to the virus. Currently, the county has an estimated 264,544 recovered cases and an estimated 12,909 active cases.
Tarrant County Public Health added 13 more COVID-19 deaths and 645 new viruses on Saturday. In the past 7 days, the county announced 3,576 new and possible virus cases, an average of 510 cases per day, and 97 deaths, an average of 14 cases per day.
Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 241,650 virus cases, including 205,676 confirmed cases (PCR) and 35,974 probable cases (antigens). 2,854 people have died from the virus. Currently, the county has an estimated 222,139 recovered cases and an estimated 16,660 active cases.
Denton County Public Health reported another 349 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, including 9 new deaths. Among the new cases reported, DCPH confirmed that 319 were active, and 30 had cleared the recovery agreement.
Since March 2020, a total of 63,994 cases of the virus have been reported in Denton County, including 48,806 confirmed cases (PCR) and 15,188 probable cases (antigens). 407 people have died from the virus. Currently, the county has an estimated 51,406 recoveries, leaving 12,180 active cases.
The Texas Department of Health Services reported 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Collin County on Saturday, as well as another 175 newly confirmed virus and 77 possible virus cases.
Since March 2020, DSHS has reported a total of 83,100 virus cases in Colin County, including 69,920 confirmed cases (PCR) and 13,180 possible cases (antigens). 719 people have died from the virus. Currently, the county has an estimated 68,759 recovered cases and an estimated 13,622 active cases.
Want to join the vaccine waiting list?
As the state begins to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to people in phases 1A and 1B, the county health department has begun to make a waiting list of people who wish to get vaccinated.
You can now register to receive vaccinations in Colin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties. The link is as follows:
Waitlist link: Collin-search waiting list | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant
You don’t need to be a resident of the county to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in the county-anyone in Texas can register. For those who do not have access to the Internet, Tarrant County (Tarrant County) also registers by calling 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS vaccine hotline 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, please call 940-349-2585.
According to an overview of the Texas Department of Health Services, the vaccine is currently only vaccinated for people in stages 1A and 1B. People in stage 1A are first-line medical staff or residents of long-term care facilities. Stage 1B includes people over 65 years of age or patients over 16 years of age with chronic diseases that put them at risk of serious illness.
DSHS said on February 4 that they will continue to discuss when to expand the scope of vaccine supply to Group 1C and whether the group will include teachers.
After being vaccinated, people are expected to get a certain degree of protection within a few weeks after the first injection, but they will not get full protection until a few weeks after the second injection. Even if the vaccine is fully vaccinated, because the vaccine cannot provide 100% protection, it is still possible to be infected by the virus.
Texas DSHS recommends that the vaccine will not be readily available to the public until late spring or early summer 2021.
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