Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 today, April 6, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,155 with 18 total deaths to date*.
This is a significant drop from totals reported since April 1 which have averaged just below 100 new cases a day.
Of cases requiring hospitalization, about three-quarters (71%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.
Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in over a quarter (28%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
* Numbers are updated at 10:00 AM daily.
Note: Does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County.
From staff reports. [email protected]