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04.11.20 Dallas County Reports 105 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

As of 10:00 am April 10, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 105 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Over the past month since the first case of COVID reported on March 10th, there have been a total of 1,537 cases reported in Dallas County. The 23rd, 24th, and 25th deaths from COVID-19 were reported, including: a woman in her 90's who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the city of Dallas and 2 men in their 80's who were residents of the city of Dallas.  All had been hospitalized and had additional underlying health conditions.  Of cases requiring hospitalization, most (69%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third (30%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. 

"Today is Good Friday. Like the temporal dark day of pain, despair, and hopelessness that Good Friday represents, I know many are experiencing despair in this uncertain time. Please remember two things. Sunday is coming. We will get through this. And second, you don't have to suffer alone. Call (833) 251-7544 or go to www.DallasCountyCovid.org and see the resources available to you," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

Additional information is available at the following websites: