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Dallas Adds 61 More COVID-19 Cases; Man in His 40s is the County’s 11th Fatality

Dallas County has reported a total of 11 deaths and nearly 550 cases of COVID-19

NBC 5 News


Another 61 people have been confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 in Dallas County and another person had died after contracting the virus, officials with the Dallas County Health and Human Services say.

The latest cases bring the county's total number of infected people to 549 with 11 fatalities.

The death was reported as a man in his 40s who was found deceased inside his Dallas home. The man was reported to have had other high-risk, chronic health conditions.

No further information about the man has been released. Dallas County typically releases more information about the cities where infections have been confirmed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Late Monday evening, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced a second death at the Edgemere retirement community, 10 new cases at the Skyline Nursing Center and one additional case in Richardson. This death and additional cases will be included in the full press release from Dallas County on Tuesday. The new numbers bring the county-wide today to 549 cases and 12 deaths.

Of the cases that have required hospitalization in Dallas County to date, about 65% have been people either older than 60 or with at least one known high-risk chronicle health condition.

Hospitalizations have been increasing, with 36% of all hospitalized patients requiring admission to intensive care units, according to officials.


*Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.

**County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.


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