COVID-19 in DFW: threat level, testing and vaccine updates
COVID-19 in DFW: threat level, testing and vaccine updates

COVID-19 in DFW: threat level, testing and vaccine updates

Officials said the recently reported deaths range in age from the infant in Balch Springs to a Dallas man in the ’80s, bringing the county’s total to 6,121 deaths.

DALLAS – Health officials in Dallas County say another 18 residents have died from COVID-19, including an infant who had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Officials said the recently reported deaths range in age from the infant in Balch Springs to a Dallas man in the ’80s, bringing the county’s total to 6,121 confirmed deaths.

Health authorities also reported 459 cases, including 188 probable cases. There have been 462,854 confirmed cases of COVID since tracking began in March 2020.

On Wednesday afternoon, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the Public Health Committee moved the COVID-19 threat level from orange to yellow, which brought some good news to the reported grim figures.

“Continue to use good judgment, enjoy a happy, healthy spring,” Jenkins said.

Dallas County Health and Human Services has delivered more than 500,000 doses of the COVID vaccine, and city leaders continue to urge residents to be vaccinated to combat the spread.

Tarrant County announces 13 deaths

Tarrant County Public Health announced 13 more COVID-19 deaths across the county on Wednesday, bringing the total to 5,779 confirmed deaths since tracking began in March 2020.

The deaths range from an Arlington man in his 40s to two Colleyville men in his 80s. Health officials said all the victims had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County Public Health also announced that it would host more pop-up vaccination clinics from this weekend.

Sundance Square
Friday, March 18: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
LAKE corner of the Plaza (formerly The Bird Café)
Fort Worth, TX 76102

The Storehouse of Blessings Community Outreach
Saturday, March 19: 10 a.m. to noon
1634 E. Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Hurst Fire Department
Tuesday, March 22: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
2100 Precint Line Rd.
Hurst, TX 76054

Everman ISD
Thursday, March 24: 5pm to 7pm
1000 S Race St.
Everman, TX 76140

Vaxmobile – Everman Supermarket
Thursday, March 24: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1829 Everman Pkwy.
Everman, TX 76140

Sundance Square
Friday, March 25: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
LAKE corner of the Plaza (formerly The Bird Café)
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Tarrant County Public Health & City of Fort Worth
Friday, March 25: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6201 Beaty St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Denton County reports 57 cases

Denton County health officials reported 57 new cases of COVID, of which 31 are active. This increases the county-wide total to 177,983 COVID cases since tracking began in March 2020.

DCPH also said on Wednesday that 2,080 people have recovered.

In the county, 808 people have died from the virus, according to health authorities.

Health authorities said about 2.8% of its patients in the hospital have COVID.

For more information on COVID in the county, click here.


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