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12th, 13th, 14th Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Dallas County

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Dallas County health officials on Sunday announced three more presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in the county, bringing the total to 14.

The cases include three men — one in his 30s, one in his 50s and one in his 60s. Two are hospitalized and one is self-isolating at a residence, officials said.

One case is a Coppell resident, one lives in Dallas and one man lives out of state.

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Of the three cases, one is related to international travel, one to domestic travel and the third to cruise travel, according to the health department.

Three of the county's 14 presumptive positive cases are out-of-county residents and are not reflected in the numbers the health department has posted on its website.

The county announced the 10th and 11th cases Saturday, both men — one in his 30s and the other in his 40s. Both people are Dallas residents who are self-isolating at home, the county said.

One of the cases is related to international travel and the other is related to cruise travel, according to Dallas County.

The county announced the ninth case Friday — an individual in their 80's who had a history of out-of-state travel. That person is a Dallas resident and are currently being treated in a Dallas area hospital.

This case is not related to the previous cases announced in Dallas County.

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
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*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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