Dallas County reported an additional six deaths and 214 cases of the coronavirus Saturday.
The county ended the week with the lowest number of deaths — a total of 27 — since the week of April 19, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.
The six deaths include a Mesquite man in his 40s, a Dallas woman in her 50s, a Garland woman in her 70s, a Grand Prairie man in his 80s, an Irving man in his 80s who had been a resident of a long-term care facility and a Mesquite woman in her 100's who had been a resident of a long-term care facility.
Four of the people had been critically ill in area hospitals before they died, one died in a hospital emergency department and the woman in her 100's had been hospitalized, officials said.
Jenkins said Saturday's 214 cases puts the county at an average of 233 a day — down from 246 last week.
"This tracks the medical modeling from early April that we would plateau and begin to go down at this time," Jenkins said in a written statement. "We have not yet seen the impact of reopening the economy during a sharp increase rather than waiting for a 14 day decline. Those numbers will begin to manifest themselves by the end of the month."
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Dallas County has reported 7,250 cases and 170 deaths. The county has said it does not have an accurate way to determine recoveries and therefore does not share that number.
*Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.