Updated at 4:10 p.m.: Edited to add COVID-19 data from Denton County.
Dallas County recorded a further 982 corona virus cases on Saturday, all of which are considered new. Four new COVID-19 deaths have also been reported.
The latest victims were a Lancaster man in his 60s, a Dallas man in his 70s and a man and woman from Dzoto in his 80s. All of the victims were hospitalized and had health conditions.
The results of the COVID-19 test were reported until Saturday afternoon, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday’s report will include the results Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“The test usually drops on holiday weekends, and we expect the numbers to represent the condition of the land in the middle of the week,” Jenkins said in a written statement. “Overall, I hope Dallas County residents have the health community’s warnings and advice in mind. This holiday season was less crowded and less crowded.
Of the new cases announced on Saturday, 739 have been confirmed and 243 are pending. The newly declared cases bring the county’s total confirmed cases to 122,923 and potential cases to 11,870. The county reported 1,204 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 31 possible deaths.
The county recently announced that it only counts positive antigen tests (sometimes called rapid tests) as possible events; A few antibody and “home” results were added earlier.
While giving estimates of how many people have recovered from the virus in other North Texas counties, Dallas County officials Do not report redemptions, Indicates that the Central Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not use that metric.
Health officials use hospitalization, intensive care admissions, and emergency room visits as key criteria to detect the real-time impact of COVID-19. During the 24-hour period ending Wednesday, 759 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care at hospitals in the county. During the same period, 495 ER visits were for symptoms of the disease.
During the Nov. 8-14 period, the county reported 1,282 confirmed and corona virus cases among school-age children. Since November 1, 3,630 COVID-19 cases have been reported among school-age children and staff at more than 632 schools in Dallas County, and more than 130 COVID-19 cases have been reported among children and staff at 97 day care centers. County.
Two-thirds of all confirmed cases that need to be hospitalized are under the age of 65, and the county says diabetes is a basic condition for one-third of hospitalized patients.
The county’s provisional seven-day average for daily fresh confirmed and potential cases during the Nov. 8-14 period is 1,405. This equates to 53.3 new cases per 100,000 residents daily – the highest rate the county has seen since the outbreak began, health officials said. This number is calculated by the date of collection of the COVID-19 test.
Dallas County did not give a positive rating to all COVID-19 tests conducted in the area; District health officials said they did not have an accurate count of how many tests are performed each day. But as of the county’s most recent reporting period, 17% of hospitals with COVID-19 symptoms tested positive for the virus. This is an increase from the previous reporting period, when 15.3% of such patients tested positive.
Of the county’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths, approximately 23% are associated with long – term care facilities.
In the last 30 days, more than 850 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 84 long-term care facilities in the district, including 304 cases among staff. Health officials said it was the longest-running care facility with active outbreaks since the outbreak began.
Across the state, 3,954 new confirmed cases and 102 COVID-19 deaths were reported Saturday. 70 old COVID-19 cases have recently been reported by laboratories.
Texas now reports 1,151,069 confirmed cases and 21,309 deaths.
Texas hospitals have 8,597 COVID-19 patients, including 2,385 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Of all the hospitals in the 19-district hospital area that covers the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 15.63% are COVID-19 patients, according to state data. This is above the 15% threshold set by Greg Abbott Oct.7 Executive Order If more than 15% of hospital beds are in an area occupied by COVID-19 patients for seven consecutive days, businesses are required to be 75% to 50% efficient.
Area First it hit the 15% threshold on Friday After several registration days.
The statewide seven-day average positive rate based on the date of test sample collection was 10.823% as of Friday. State health officials said the use of data based on it when people were tested provides a very accurate positive rate.
The government also offers a positive rate based on when laboratory results are reported to the state; That rate was 11.1% as of Friday.
Officials previously calculated the positive rate of corona virus in Texas by dividing the most recent seven-day new positive test results by seven days of total new test results. By that measure, the positive ratio is now 10.12%, according to the state dashboard.
A spokesman for the Texas State Department of Health Services said positive rate data based on laboratory results and new cases will be phased out, but still provided for transparency and continuing purposes.
Torrent County health officials will begin releasing new data Sunday.
On Wednesday, the county reported 1,302 corona virus cases and three new deaths.
The county recorded 95,989 cases and 838 deaths. Of the cases, 85,010 have been confirmed and 10,979 are possible. Recoveries are at 67,595.
As of Wednesday, 812 people had been hospitalized with the virus.
The state added 413 corona virus cases to Colin County on Saturday, bringing the county total to 25,566. A new COVID-19 death has also been reported, bringing the death toll to 252.
No details about the latest victim are available.
According to state data, the county has 3,123 active cases and 22,443 recoveries recorded.
A total of 267 people were admitted to COVID-19 Hospital, according to the county dashboard.
Tenton County reported 182 corona virus cases on Saturday, of which 143 are active.
No new deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 148.
Newly Announced Cases The county’s total case total is 23,276, of which 5,523 are active. They bring the total number of molecular cases to 19,755 and the number of antigen cases to 3,521. Recoveries are 17,605.
The county reports that 122 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital on Saturday.
The report for these other North Texas districts was taken by the Texas State Department of Health Services. In some districts, new data may not be reported every day.
- Rockwall County: 2,948 cases, 37 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 4,870 cases, 80 deaths.
- Ellis County: 6,828 cases, 113 deaths.
- Johnson County: 5,327 cases, 105 deaths.