Dallas County reported on Friday another seven COVID-19-related deaths and another 707 newly confirmed infections, an average of the sixth drop in 14 consecutive days.
The latest seven victims of the virus include:
- A 40-year-old woman from Dallas, in good health, was infected with the virus in the ICU of the hospital and was critically ill.
- A garland woman in her 60s, in good health, was infected with the virus in the ICU of the hospital and was critically ill.
- A man in Dallas in his 60s. He is a resident of a long-term care facility and has underlying health conditions. He was infected with the virus in the ICU of the hospital and was seriously ill.
- A man in Dallas in his 60s. He is a resident of a long-term care facility and has no basic health conditions. He was infected with the virus in the ICU of the hospital and was seriously ill.
- A woman in her sixties in Lancaster, healthy, died in the emergency room of the hospital.
- A 60-year-old man from the prairie, in good health, was infected with the virus in the ICU of the hospital and was seriously ill.
- A man in his 70s in Dallas is in good health and is critically ill from the virus in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said: “Although this week’s numbers will be lower than the highest point reached at the beginning of this month, they are still more than four times higher than the average level when the governor announced the launch of the Texas plan. “They also urge people to stay physically distant and wear masks in public.
Jenkins added on Friday that the number of overnight COVID-1
In the past 7 days, Dallas County has added 5230 new cases of new viruses, an average of 747 cases per day, an increase from the 7-day average of 740 cases yesterday.
The 14-day average of new cases has dropped from 956 days on July 25 to 770 days on Friday for 6 consecutive days. The 707 new cases reported on Friday were below the 7-day average and the 14-day average.
Since testing began in March, the county has now accumulated 49,976 cases of the virus. Dr. Philip Huang, Director of Health and Human Services of Dallas County, said that 671 people in the county have died from the virus. According to heart disease and cancer, the disease is now the third leading cause of death in the county. Since March 20 (Dallas County first reported COVID-19-related deaths), the county has had an average of 5 deaths per day.
According to data from the Texas Department of Health Services, as of Friday, an estimated 33,036 people in the county have recovered from the virus, and an estimated 16,269 patients are known to be infected with the disease.
Also on Friday, Jenkins said in a statement that in the first three weeks of July, more than 2,050 children under the age of 18 had been diagnosed with the virus. During the same period, 52 children were hospitalized.
Among the cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds of all COVID-19 patients are under the age of 65, and about half have no high-risk chronic health conditions. Among all hospitalized COVID-19 patients, approximately one-third report diabetes as a potentially high-risk health condition.
Now that the county has reported for several weeks, more than a third of the deaths related to COVID-19 are residents of long-term care facilities.