Dallas County added 1,243 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases on Monday, and another 15 deaths from the virus. At the same time, county officials warned that it is expected that 1,500 people in the county will be infected with the virus by January 5, which may lead to “undercare” in Dallas County hospitals.
Among the cases reported on Monday, the county said that the number of confirmed cases was 1,142, and that there were 101 possible (antigen testing) cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county since March to 167,900, while the possible (antigen testing) The total number of cases is 20,223. Currently, the total number of confirmed and probable cases in the county is 1
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement: “Today, in the fight against COVID, we added 1,243 cases and announced 15 deaths. We have received 27 deaths from all hospitals in Dallas County. Available ICU wards started this day.” “UT Southwestern predicts that our hospital number will be between the current level on January 5 and 1,500 COVID cases. If we reach the highest end of this number, we will be in the ICU Hospital beds are checked and forced to reduce the number of beds instead of optimal care.”
The 15 most recent victims included a man in his 40s from Garland who died in hospice care. A man in his fifties from Garland who is a resident of a long-term care facility; a woman in her fifties from Dallas; a woman in her 60s from Dallas who is a resident of a long-term care facility; one from Dallas A man in her 60s; a woman in her 70s from Dallas died in hospice care; a woman in her 70s from Dallas died in hospice care; a man in her 80s from Dallas died in hospice care; A man in his sixties from Lancaster; a man in his sixties from the Farmer Section; a man in his 70s from Owen; a man in his 70s from Mesquite; one from Metz A woman in her 70s from Kitt; a man in her 70s from Rowlett; a woman from the 80s from DeSoto. All the patients have been hospitalized, except for one, a man in his 70s from Mesquite, in good health.
County officials said Monday that the disease has killed 1,580 people in the county. In the summer, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang said that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in the county, second only to heart disease and cancer.
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The county stated that the provisional 7-day average of newly confirmed and probable cases was 1,722 before the CDC’s 50th week of collection trials, which represents a rate of 65.3 new cases per 100,000 residents per day.
In the past 30 days, 4,955 school-age children and staff in more than 764 individual K-12 schools in Dallas County have reported COVID-19 cases, including 692 staff. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 21 school nurses have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Jenkins issued a warning to people planning to hold traditional gatherings on New Year’s Eve, urging them to reconsider their plans and take preventive measures to spread the virus.
“To help our healthcare heroes to help you, please make wise decisions and follow the doctor’s advice during this New Year’s period. Wear a mask when you are with people who cannot live, and avoid crowds and parties. We all The following methods must be considered to celebrate the New Year is not only safe for us, but also safe for those who will inevitably contract the virus from those infected this year.” Jenkins said. “It may not be you, but your grandmother or someone else’s grandmother, who paid a heavy price for your decision to have a traditional New Year celebration. Please make small sacrifices of patriotism to keep our community and country strong Until everyone who wants the vaccine can get it infected and have a chance to protect them from the virus.”