Dallas County health officials reported six more coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday and 165 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The six deaths reported Saturday by Dallas County Health and Human Services included:
- A man in his fifties who resided in the city of Mesquite. He died in an emergency room at a local hospital and had high-risk health conditions.
- A woman in her fifties who resided in the town of Irving. She died in an emergency room at a local hospital and had no high-risk health conditions.
- A woman in her sixties who resided in the city of Grand Prairie. She was found dead at home and had high-risk health conditions.
- A man in his sixties who resided in the city of Mesquite. He had been seriously ill in a local hospital and had high-risk health conditions.
- An 80-year-old woman who resided in the city of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had high-risk health conditions.
- An 80-year-old woman who resided in the city of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had no high-risk health conditions.
The county’s seven-day average has dropped to 228 new cases per day, the lowest since June 3.
The county recorded 104 confirmed and probable cases in school-age children last week, according to DCHHS. In the past two weeks, officials have found 33 cases associated with multiple youth hockey teams in North Texas.
DCHHS said a 29-year-old coach in a nearby county allegedly had COVID-19 when he died last week.
“Today we reported 165 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’s corresponding metric, and a total of 26 deaths,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement. “The Saturday average numbers are compiled by taking the new cases from Sunday to Saturday of each week; however, the Friday numbers we reported yesterday for the daily average of new cases of 243 for the week ending September 5 are now the more accurate weekly total. Although they are about a week late, they allow our epidemiologists to eliminate our oldest cases by looking at the date each test was performed. This requires epidemiologists to look at the date of each test and is not done in reality. Time. We give you both numbers today, but once again we encourage you to focus on the number we gave you yesterday which is overdue. “
The county has now accumulated 75,052 cases of the virus since testing began in March. With an estimated 65,127 recoveries reported by the state as of Thursday, there are also an estimated 8,795 active cases in Dallas County. There have been 970 confirmed deaths attributed to the virus in the county, which, according to Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas County Director of Health and Human Services, is now the third leading cause of death in the county behind heart disease and cancer. Since March 20, the date of the first COVID-19-related death reported in Dallas County, the county has recorded an average of 5.6 deaths per day.
* The locations on the map are approximate, central locations for the city and are not intended to indicate where infected people live.
** County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant.