coronavirus

COVID-19 Report: 369 Cases, 26 Deaths Announced Saturday; Statewide Hospitalizations Fall Below 3,700

Summary report of COVID-19 cases, deaths, estimated recoveries published daily for Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Across the largest four counties in North Texas on Saturday there were 26 more reported COVID-19 deaths and another 369 new reported cases of the virus.

Statewide, there were 2,428 new cases of the virus reported Saturday (state case data is typically one day behind local health departments and the numbers reported in Dallas, Tarrant and Collin today will be reported by the state tomorrow) along with 119 more deaths.

The percentage of people hospitalized in TSA-E with COVID-19 continues to drop and is at 4.38%.

County-specific details for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties are below based on data reported Saturday, March 20, by county officials, local health departments and the state health department.

Dallas County

Dallas County reported another 12 COVID-19 deaths Saturday along with 227 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has announced 1865 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 266 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 334 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has also announced 85 deaths, an average of 12 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 25 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 288,216 cases of the virus including 250,531 confirmed cases (PCR) and 37,685 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,384 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 278,266 recoveries leaving 6,566 estimated active cases in the county.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported another 14 COVID-19 deaths Saturday along with 142 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has announced 1,612 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 230 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 311 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has also announced 101 deaths, an average of 14 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 15 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 248,748 cases of the virus including 210,413 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,335 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,198 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 238,132 recoveries leaving 7,418 estimated active cases in the county.

Denton County

Denton County Public Health said Saturday that it did not plan to report cases data this weekend due to the "lower numbers of positive labs currently received" on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the last seven days, Denton County has announced 1,187 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 170 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 363 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Denton County has also announced 22 deaths, an average of three deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of .9 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 70,885 cases of the virus including 52,722 confirmed cases (PCR) and 18,163 probable cases (antigen). There have been 453 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 61,572 recoveries leaving 8,860 estimated active cases in the county.

Collin County

The Texas Department of State Health Services did not report any new cases or deaths due to COVID-19 in Collin County on Saturday.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has announced 625 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 89 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 148 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has also announced 14 deaths in Collin County, an average of two deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of two deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the DSHS has reported a total of 85,550 cases of the virus in the county including 71,378 confirmed cases (PCR) and 14,172 probable cases (antigen). There have been 779 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 84,613 recoveries leaving 160 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:

Waitlist Links: Collin - Search Waitlist | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines

In Texas, the COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to anyone over the age of 12. The vaccines are still not approved for children younger than 12 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.

Contact Us