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COVID-19 Report: Hospitalizations, Cases Continue Declines; 25 Deaths Reported Across Four Counties

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

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Across the largest four counties in North Texas Tuesday there were cumulatively 25 reported COVID-19 deaths and 622 new reported cases of the virus.

Statewide, there Department of State Health Services reported 3,980 confirmed and probable new cases of the virus Tuesday (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 109 more deaths as of March 30.

Statewide hospitalizations also decreased over the last week from 3,461 to 3,161. In TSA-E, 585 people are hospitalized with the virus, a drop from 714 a week before.

County-specific details for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties are below based on data reported Tuesday, March 30, by county officials, local health departments and the state health department.

Dallas County

Dallas County reported another 12 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday along with 281 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has announced 1,970 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 281 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 250 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Dallas County has also announced 96 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 290,898 cases of the virus including 251,875 confirmed cases (PCR) and 39,023 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,509 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 281,563 recoveries leaving 5,826 estimated active cases in the county.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported another seven COVID-19 deaths Tuesday along with 153 new cases of the virus.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has announced 1,228 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 175 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 225 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Tarrant County has also announced 58 deaths, an average of eight 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 250,646 cases of the virus including 211,695 confirmed cases (PCR) and 38,951 probable cases (antigen). There have been 3,284 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 242,147 recoveries leaving 5,215 estimated active cases in the county.

Denton County

Denton County reported 89 new cases of the COVID-19 virus Tuesday and four new deaths. Of the new cases, 83 are active while six have already cleared recovery protocol.

In the last seven days, Denton County has announced 552 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 79 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 105 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, Denton County has also announced 13 deaths, an average of 1.85 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 2.14 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the county has reported a total of 71,752 cases of the virus including 53,253 confirmed cases (PCR) and 18,499 probable cases (antigen). There have been 466 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 64,819 recoveries leaving 6,467 estimated active cases in the county.

Collin County

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 101 new cases of the COVID-19 virus in Collin County Tuesday along with two new deaths.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has announced 574 new and probable cases of the virus, an average of 82 per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 70 new cases per day.

In the last seven days, the DSHS has also announced nine deaths in Collin County, an average of 1.29 deaths per day. One week ago, the county was reporting an average of 1.71 deaths per day.

Since March 2020, the DSHS has reported a total of 86,459 cases of the virus in the county including 71,862 confirmed cases (PCR) and 14,597 probable cases (antigen). There have been 793 deaths attributed to the virus; there are currently an estimated 85,576 recoveries leaving 90 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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