Update at 5:15 pm: Modified to include Tarrant County data.
Dallas County reported 290 new coronavirus cases on Friday, as well as another 40 deaths from COVID-19.
Most of the latest victims are over 50 years old. Twenty-one people live in Dallas, five are Mesquite residents, and four are from Garland. The two are residents of Duncanville, each living in Balch Springs, Coper, Duncanville, Farmers Division, Prairie, Irving, Richardson and Sunnyvale.
Three of them (Dallas men in the sixties, garland men in the nineties and mesquite women in the nineties) had no potentially high-risk health conditions.
County Judge Clay Jenkins (Clay Jenkins) said in a written statement that due to the weather, the number of cases has been kept artificially low, but the report should return to normal next week.
Jenkins said: “Before the blizzard, the trends we saw were encouraging, and I hope we start to turn the corner of the fight against COVID.
Among the new cases, there are 1
Health officials use hospitalization, intensive care unit and emergency room visits as key indicators to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. In the 24 hours as of Thursday, 575 COVID-19 patients were receiving emergency care in hospitals in the county. During the same period, there were 358 emergency room visits with symptoms of illness.
According to the state, 250,550 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 104,459 people have been fully vaccinated.
On Friday, 2937 new cases were reported across the state, of which the laboratory recently reported 2791 new cases and 146 older cases.
The state also reported 172 COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 40,986.
Among the new cases, 2150 cases have been confirmed, and there may be 641 cases. Of the older cases, 120 have been diagnosed and 26 may be.
The total number of cases in the state is now 2,577,131, which includes 2,236,776 confirmed cases and 340,355 possible cases.
There are 7,757 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 2,057 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Thursday, in the hospital area of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 12.7% of patients were COVID-19 patients-below the 15% threshold used by the state to define high hospitalization rates.
As of Thursday, the 7-day average positive rate of molecular tests across the state was 31.3% (based on the date of specimen collection). For the antigen test, the positive rate over the same period was 4.1%. Molecular tests are considered more accurate and are sometimes called PCR tests. Antigen test is also called rapid test. Governor Greg Abbott said the positive rate of over 10% is worrying.
According to the state, 3,047,251 people in Texas have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 1,278,101 people have been fully vaccinated.
Tarrant County reported 765 coronavirus cases and 42 deaths on Friday.
There is currently no detailed information about the latest victim. Because the county received death certificate data from the state, the state has been reporting a higher number of deaths on Friday.
Among the new cases, 626 have been confirmed and 139 are possible. This number brings the total number of cases in the county to 237,676, including 202,980 confirmed and 34,696 possible. The death toll was 2,731.
According to the county, as of Thursday, 744 people have been hospitalized due to the virus.
According to the state, 180,391 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 94,930 people have been fully vaccinated.
On Friday, the state added 115 coronavirus cases and 2 deaths.
There is no detailed information about the latest victim.
Among the new cases, 68 cases were confirmed, possibly 47 cases. This number brings the total number of cases in the county to 810.62, including 68,613 confirmed cases and 12,449 possible cases. The death toll is 688.
According to the county’s latest update, the virus has hospitalized 329 people.
According to the state, 116,970 people in Colin County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 39,179 people have been fully vaccinated.
Due to the weather, the Denton County Public Health Department closed on Friday and did not issue a coronavirus update.
The county has recently reported 60,167 cases, 46,439 confirmed cases, and 13,728 possible cases. The most recent death toll is 382. According to the county’s latest update, the virus hospitalized 115 people.
According to the state, 64,055 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 26,785 people have been fully vaccinated.
The Texas Department of Health Services has taken over reporting for other counties in North Texas. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.
The latest figures are:
- Rockwall County: 10,274 cases (8,493 confirmed cases, possibly 1,781 cases), 116 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 14,425 cases (12,380 confirmed cases, possibly 2,045 cases), 210 deaths.
- Ellis County: 20,331 cases (17,677 confirmed cases, 2,654 possible cases), 267 deaths.
- Johnson County: 18,149 cases (15,758 confirmed cases and 2,391 cases), 304 deaths.