DALLAS – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) launches a centralized data engine and currently loads all COVID-19 historical data. While this process is complete, new reports will not be available. A new report will be released on Thursday, May 5thth2022
“While our numbers are still low, we are seeing a marked increase in cases. As of April 28, the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation reports a 39.9% increase week over week in cases at 1,216 reported cases for the week that was an increase of 50.5% week over week in juvenile cases or 155 young cases reported.Although these figures are still low, the increase is worrying.Remember that the new strains of Omicron may be mild and mimic other seasonal diseases but may be serious in those who are elderly, immunocompromised or have underlying disorders.We still have less than 60% of the total population who have been vaccinated.And only 21.2% of the entire population have been boosted.If you have not received your vaccination or your booster yet, go to covid.gov and find a free shot near you, ”Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.