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Dallas County reported 3,525 coronavirus cases, 77 COVID-19 deaths in the past week

Dallas County reported 77 more COVID-19 deaths and 3,525 new coronavirus cases in the past week.

County Judge Clay Jenkins on Tuesday encouraged more people to test themselves for the virus.

“Testing when you’ve been exposed to a person who is COVID positive, or when you feel symptomatic, is an important part of keeping your community safe and preventing the spread of COVID,” Jenkins said in a prepared statement. “Self test[ing] can be used as part of an overall risk reduction strategy that includes vaccination, getting your booster, masking, and physical distancing.

Of the new cases reported in the past week, 2,734 have been confirmed and 791 are likely. The numbers brought the province’s total number of cases to 416,696, including 351,664 confirmed and 65,032 likely. The death toll is 5,295.

The average number of new daily cases in the province over the past two weeks is 299. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 305.

The county reported that 195 people had been hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,682,657 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,450,551 — 59% of the county’s population ages 5 and older — have been fully vaccinated.

FILE - Pedestrians wearing face masks against the coronavirus walk along Regent Street in London, Tuesday, November 30, 2021. A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to stop the latest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone know how dangerous ommicron really is.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Texas

The state reported 24,298 new cases last week, including 16,764 confirmed and 7,534 probable cases.

The state also reported 523 COVID-19 deaths, taking the toll to 73,052.

The state’s total number of cases is now 4,334,019, including 3,597,103 confirmed and 736,916 probable.

There are a total of 3,144 hospitalizations in the state, including 915 in North Texas.

According to the state, 18,754,564 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 16,129,041 — 59.8% of the state’s population ages 5 and older — have been fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 32 deaths and 3,023 cases in the past week.

Of the new cases, 2,159 were confirmed and 864 were probable. The numbers bring the province’s total number of cases to 373,363, including 307,423 confirmed and 65,940 probable. The death toll is 4,924.

The province reported that 323 people with the virus had been hospitalized.

According to the state, 1,248,381 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,103,303 — 56.8% of the county’s population ages 5 and older — have been fully vaccinated.

Katie McCoy poses at her Forney home on November 4, 2021 with a photo of Dallas Police Sgt.  Bronc "bronco" McCoy, the father of her children who died last year from causes related to COVID-19.  Sergeant McCoy was the first Dallas police officer to die of COVID-19.

Collin County

The state added 11 deaths and 775 cases to Collin County’s totals in the past week.

Of the new cases, 492 were confirmed and 283 probable. The numbers bring the total of the case in the province to 133,779, with 108,339 confirmed and 25,440 likely. The death toll stands at 1,176.

The province reported that 160 people had been hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 731,595 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 646,297 — 67.1% of the county’s population ages 5 and older — have been fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 10 deaths and 1,211 cases in the past week.

The numbers bring the province’s total number of cases to 111,961 with 80,870 confirmed and 31,091 likely. The death toll is 753.

The province reported that 58 people had been hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 571,111 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 511,756 — 61.7% of the county’s population ages 5 and older — have been fully vaccinated.

other provinces

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other counties in North Texas. New data may not be reported every day in some provinces. The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 17,930 cases (13,785 confirmed and 4,145 probable), 223 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 24,360 cases (4,954 confirmed and 19,406 likely), 445 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 34,199 cases (26,906 confirmed and 7,293 probable), 484 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 29,468 cases (23,550 confirmed and 5,918 probable), 577 deaths.