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COVID-19 Report: 630 Cases, 24 Deaths Announced Saturday; Statewide Hospitalizations Below 3,400

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

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Across three of the largest counties in North Texas on Saturday there were 24 more reported COVID-19 deaths and another 630 new reported cases of the virus.

Statewide, there were 2,292 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 107 more deaths.

The percentage of people hospitalized in TSA-E with COVID-19 continues to drop and is at 4.06%.

County-specific details for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties are below based on data reported Saturday, March 27, by county officials, local health departments and the state health department.

Dallas County

Dallas County reported another 16 COVID-19 deaths Saturday along with 312 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has announced 1,892 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 270 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 266 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has also announced 101 deaths, an average of 14 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 12 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 209,108 cases of the virus including 251,502 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,606 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,485 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 280,551 recoveries leaving 6,072 estimated active cases in the county.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported an additional seven COVID-19 deaths Saturday along with 172 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has announced 1,345 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 192 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 230 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has also announced 67 deaths, an average of 10 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 14 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 250,093 cases of the virus including 211,332 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,761 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,265 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 241,234 recoveries leaving 5,594 estimated active cases in the county.

Denton County

Denton County Public Health did not report case data Saturday. The county said last weekend that data reports would not be published on weekends because of the "lower numbers of positive labs currently received" on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the last seven days, Denton County has announced 599 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 86 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 170 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Denton County has also announced nine deaths, an average of one death per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 3 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 71,484 cases of the virus including 53,103 confirmed cases (PCR) and 18,381 probable cases (antigen). There have been 462 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 63,764 recoveries leaving 7,258 estimated active cases in the county.

Collin County

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 146 cases and one additional death due to COVID-19 in Collin County on Saturday.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has announced 611 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 87 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 89 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has also announced 11 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 86,161 cases of the virus in the county including 71,703 confirmed cases (PCR) and 14,458 probable cases (antigen). There have been 788 deaths attributed to the virus. There are currently an estimated 85,113 recoveries leaving 260 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.

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.

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