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Dallas County reports 10 COVID-19 deaths, 885 coronavirus cases; Tarrant adds 11 fatalities, 797 cases

Dallas County on Sunday reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths and 885 new coronavirus cases.

The latest victims were nine women and one man in their 40s to 80s. Six lived in Dallas, two in Grand Prairie and one each in Irving and Mesquite. All had underlying health conditions, and one died in hospice care.

Of the new cases, 745 were confirmed and 140 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 274,485 — 240,828 confirmed and 33,657 probable. The death toll is 2,622.

Health officials use hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and emergency room visits as key metrics to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. Because of a lag in weekend reporting, this data will next be available Tuesday.

According to the state, 239,648 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 90,032 are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine and testing site closures

Several testing and vaccine sites were closed because of inclement weather.

Dallas County Health and Human Services said its COVID-19 vaccination location at Fair Park would be closed through Monday.

Parkland Memorial Hospital said its vaccination locations at Ellis Davis Field House and Dallas College’s Eastfield Campus in Mesquite would be closed through Tuesday. Vaccination clinics and outpatient clinics at Parkland will be closed Monday. The hospital will contact patients to reschedule vaccination appointments.

Parkland’s COVID-19 testing sites at Sam Tasby Middle School in Dallas, the Irving Health Center and the West Dallas Multipurpose Center are closed through Tuesday. Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

Texas

Across the state, 6,933 more cases were reported Sunday — 6,552 new cases and 381 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 149 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 40,527.

Of the new cases, 5,725 were confirmed and 827 were probable. Of the older cases, 345 were confirmed and 36 were probable.

The state’s case total is now 2,560,060 — 2,221,955 confirmed and 338,105 probable.

There were 8,107 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 2,154 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Saturday, 13.25% of patients in the hospital region covering D-FW were COVID-19 patients — below the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospitalizations. It was the fifth day such hospitalizations were below that benchmark.

The seven-day average positivity rate statewide for molecular tests, based on the date of test specimen collection, was 10.34% as of Saturday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 3.9%. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes also called a PCR test; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott has said a positivity rate above 10% is cause for concern.

According to the state, 2,931,147 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,159,276 are fully vaccinated.

Doctors look at a lung CT image at a hospital in Xiaogan,China.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 11 deaths and 797 cases Sunday.

The latest victims were six men and five women ranging from their 50s to older than 90. Four lived in Fort Worth, two in Arlington, two in Watauga and one each in Richland Hills, Sansom Park and White Settlement. All had underlying health conditions.

Of the new cases, 631 were confirmed and 166 probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 235,964 — 201,552 confirmed and 34,412 probable. The death toll is 2,653.

According to the county, 812 people were hospitalized with the virus as of Friday.

According to the state, 160,403 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 79,569 are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

The state added no new coronavirus cases and no deaths to Collin County’s totals Sunday.

As of Saturday, the county had reported 79,681 cases — 67,583 confirmed and 12,098 probable. The death toll stood at 681.

According to the county, 355 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 111,126 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 34,577 are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County officials no longer report new coronavirus data on Sundays.

As of Saturday, the county had reported 60,167 cases — 46,439 confirmed and 13,728 probable. The death toll stood at 382.

According to the state, 60,097 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 23,480 are fully vaccinated.

Other counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 10,147 cases (8,396 confirmed and 1,751 probable), 116 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 14,176 cases (12,209 confirmed and 1,967 probable), 205 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 20,066 cases (17,470 confirmed and 2,596 probable), 266 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 17,909 cases (15,577 confirmed and 2,332 probable), 303 deaths.

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