Across Tarrant and Collin counties on Sunday there were 23 more COVID-19 deaths reported and another 251 new reported cases of the virus. Meanwhile, the percentage of people hospitalized for COVID-19 continues to drop and is now at 5.31% in TSA-E.
County-specific details for Tarrant and Collin counties are below based on data reported Sunday, March 14, by county officials, local health departments and the state health department.
Dallas and Denton counties do not reported COVID-19 case data on Sundays.
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Dallas County does not report COVID-19 data on Sundays, but the county reported another 24 COVID-19 deaths Saturday along with 267 cases of the virus. In the last seven days, the county has announced 2,341 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 334 per day, and 177 deaths, an average of 25 deaths per day.
Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 286,351cases of the virus including 249,246 confirmed cases (PCR) and 37,105 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,299 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 274,643 recoveries leaving 8,409 estimated active cases in the county.
Tarrant County Public Health added another 22 COVID-19 deaths Sunday along with 212 new cases of the virus. In the last seven days, the county has announced 2,048 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 293 per day, and 114 deaths, an average of 16 deaths per day.
Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 247,348 cases of the virus including 209,498 confirmed cases (PCR) and 37,850 probable cases (antigen). There have been deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 236,359 recoveries leaving 7,870 estimated active cases in the county.
Denton County Public Health does not report COVID-19 case data on Sundays, but added 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Of the new cases reported, DCPH confirmed 42 are active while 23 have already cleared recovery protocol.
Since March 2020, Denton County has reported a total of 69,633 cases of the virus including 51,818 confirmed cases (PCR) and 17,815 probable cases (antigen). There have been 431 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 59,124 recoveries leaving 10,143 estimated active cases in the county.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported one additional death and 39 new cases of the COVID-19 on Sunday including 34 confirmed (PCR) new cases and five probable (antigen) cases. The state also added 124 recoveries.
Since March 2020, the DSHS has reported a total of 84,964 cases of the virus in Collin County including 71,022 confirmed cases (PCR) and 13,942 probable cases (antigen). There have been 764 deaths attributed to the virus. There are currently an estimated 83,805 recoveries leaving 395 estimated active cases in the county.
Want to Get on a Vaccine Waitlist?
County health departments have launched waitlists for adults 16 years old and over.
You can register to recieve the vaccination in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Links are below:
You do not need to be a resident of the county to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county -- registration is open to anyone in Texas. For those without internet access, Tarrant County is also taking registrations by phone at 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS vaccine hotline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, call 940-349-2585.
For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group in Texas, see this page from the Texas DSHS.
In Texas, the COVID-19 vaccines are currently is currently available to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of in which phase they had previously been grouped. President Biden said on April 6 the vaccine should be available to all Americans, in all states, by April 19.
The vaccines are still not approved for children however -- those trials are ongoing.
Once vaccinated, people who received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot, but full protection may not happen until a couple of weeks after the second shot. For those who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- there is only one shot needed. Even when fully vaccinated, it's still possible to become infected by the virus since none of the vaccines offer 100% protection from infection. With that in mind, even if you've been vaccinated it's still a good idea to wear a mask and keep some separation between strangers or those whose vaccination status is unclear.
Waitlists for vaccinations have been established in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties -- links to sign up are here and below.