COVID-19 updates: Dallas County reports 1,183 new cases

COVID-19 updates: Dallas County reports 1,183 new cases

There were 10 new deaths in Dallas County, which ranged in age from a Dallas man in his 30s to a Grand Prairie woman in her 80s.

TEXAS, USA — Dallas County health officials reported 1,183 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. This brings the county case total to 295,303 since tracking began in March 2020.

Of these new cases, 166 are considered probable because they came from antigen tests.

There were also 10 new deaths in the county, which ranged in age from a Dallas man in his 30s to a Grand Prairie woman in her 80s.

This brings the county confirmed COVID-19 death total to 4,301 since tracking began in March 2020.

Tarrant County has more than 1,000 hospitalizations for the third time in the last four days

There are currently 1,084 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tarrant County, according to Tarrant County Public Health. That’s up from 978 the previous day.

The county has reported more than 1,000 cases in three of the past four days. The county’s current 14-day average is 963.

COVID-19 patients currently make up 23% of the total hospital bed capacity.

Health officials reported 1,263 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. There have been 296,415 total cases in the county since tracking began in March 2020.

As of Wednesday, 2,312,463 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Tarrant County.

Health officials report 474 new cases in Collin County

There were also 474 new COVID-19 cases in Collin County on Wednesday, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

County health officials do not report daily case count statistics.

The county’s current 14-day case count average is 371, state data shows. The record average of 708 happened from Dec. 31 to Jan. 13.

Collin County health officials said the county currently has 439 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday, down from 472 on Tuesday. This is the seventh consecutive reported day the hospitalizations have remained above 400.

The county’s current 14-day hospitalization average is 406.

COVID-19 patients make 16% of Collin County’s total hospital bed capacity, according to county data.

There are currently 188 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, up from 180 on Tuesday. This is the 10th consecutive day there have been more than 150 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

The county currently has a 14-day average of 169 hospitalizations.

Health officials reported 407 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. There have now been 87,402 total cases in the county since tracking began in March 2020.

There were also two new COVID-19 deaths, according to health officials. This included a man in his 40s from unincorporated southwest Denton County and an Aubrey man in his 60s.

There have now been 652 total COVID-19 deaths in the county since tracking began in March 2020.

As of Monday, 206,869 people in Denton County have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 198,011 have received their second dose.

State officials report more than 15,000 daily cases for second straight day

State health officials reported 18,826 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, up from 15,516 cases Tuesday.

Texas currently has had more than 10,000 new cases in eight of the last nine days.

Texas had fewer than 5,000 reported cases every day from March 3 through July 22.

The state’s current 14-day average is 13,289. This is the 12th straight day this average has remained above 10,000.

The record-high average happened from Jan. 4-17 when it was 18,915.

State hospitalizations remain above 13,000 for fourth straight day

On Friday, state health officials reported there are currently 13,928 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas. This is the fourth straight day it has remained above 13,000.

There has been a 4,466 increase in people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas in the past 17 days.

The record-high number of hospitalizations happened on Jan. 11 when there were 14,218 patients in Texas hospitals.

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