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COVID-19 updates: Dallas County reports 13 more deaths

The last time there were more than 250 hospitalizations in Tarrant County was on Nov. 3, when there were 253.

TEXAS, US — Dallas County health officials say 13 more residents have died from COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,280 deaths since the search began in March 2020, the report said.

  • A Desoto woman in her thirties, who died in an area hospital emergency room with underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his thirties from Dallas who was found dead at home with underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A Grand Prairie woman in her 50s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50s from Dallas who was found dead at home with underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A Grand Prairie woman in her 50s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had no underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • An Irving woman in her 50s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s from Dallas who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A Richardson woman in her 60s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A Cedar Hill man in his 60s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s from Dallas who was found dead at home with underlying health conditions at high risk.
  • A woman in her 80s from Dallas who had been seriously ill at a nearby hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s from Dallas who was found dead at home with no underlying high-risk health problems.

Dallas County Health and Human Services also reported 372 additional positive cases, including 284 confirmed cases and 88 probable cases. This brings the total to 350,842 confirmed cases since the investigation began in March.

Officials said there are currently 26 active outbreaks of long-term care facilities; a total of 4,867 residents and 2,884 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins continues to urge residents to remain vigilant, maintain social distancing, wear a mask and get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots.

“This weekend Dallas County Health and Human Services and my staff held vaccination events in several places in Dallas County. And there is plenty of vaccine at drugstores, grocers and other pharmacies,” Jenkins said. “It’s very important that people who received their second dose more than six months ago, or a J&J more than two months ago, get their booster as soon as possible. . , so that they can continue to have the maximum vaccine protection against COVID-19.”

DCHHS says a vaccination clinic is open at the Dallas College Eastfield campus location at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 6pm A weekly pop-up vaccination takes place at Fair Park on Sundays from 10am to 4pm

Hospital admissions in Tarrant County remain below 250 . for the 32nd day in a row

Tarrant County Public Health reported Monday that 233 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The previous day there were 241 hospital admissions.

The last time there were more than 250 hospitalizations was on November 3, when there were 253.

COVID-19 patients currently make up 6% of total hospital bed capacity.

Health officials reported two new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, including an Arlington man in his 50s and a Fort Worth man in his 90s.

A total of 4,924 have now been killed in the province since the investigation began in March 2020.

There were also 435 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. There have been a total of 372,879 cases in the province since tracing began in March 2020.

A total of 2,897,133 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Tarrant County last Wednesday, according to health officials.

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Denton County health officials report 54 hospitalizations

Denton County Public Health reported that 60 people in the county are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 57 on Sunday.

The province currently has a 14-day average of 53 hospitalizations.

There are currently seven ICU beds available in the province’s hospitals.

Health officials also reported 137 new cases of COVID-19. There are now a total of 111,758 cases in the province since tracking in March 2020.

There are currently 208,371 people in Denton County who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 199,268 who have received their second dose, and 1,158 who have received their third dose.

89 new cases in Collin County, state health officials say

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Collin County on Monday. On Sunday, 34 cases were reported.

County health officials do not report daily statistics on the number of cases.

The current 14-day average in the county is 96, state data shows. The record average of 708 cases occurred from December 31 to January 13.

Collin County health officials said the county has currently hospitalized 134 people with COVID-19 as of Monday. This is over 125 on Friday, the last day this stat was reported.

COVID-19 patients make up 5% of the total hospital bed capacity in Collin County, according to county data.

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State officials report hospital admissions have fallen below 3,000 for the 31st straight day

On Monday, state health officials reported that there are currently 2,971 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas. This is an increase from 2,939 the previous day.

The state currently has fewer than 3,000 hospitalizations for 31 consecutive days. The last time it was above 3,000 was on November 4, when there were 3,018 hospitalizations.

The record number of hospital admissions occurred on Jan. 11, when there were 14,218 patients in Texas hospitals.

The state currently has a 14-day average of 2,809 hospitalizations.

State officials report 1,680 new cases

State health officials reported 1,680 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, up from 1,140 on Sunday.

Texas has had fewer than 10,000 daily cases every day since Oct. 7.

The state’s current 14-day average is 1,964 cases.

The record high average occurred from January 4-17 when it was 18,915.

State health officials report 55 new cases in long-term care facilities

55 new COVID-19 cases were added Monday in nursing and assisted living homes, state health officials said. This is more than 43 on Friday, the last day these cases were reported.

In November, these facilities counted an average of 50 new cases per day.

The highest monthly average occurred in December 2020, when Texas long-term care facilities counted an average of 614 cases per day.

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