Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 2 deaths and 187 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 1, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,718 with 106 total deaths to date*.
The deaths include a critically ill, hospitalized Dallas man in his 20s and a critically ill man in his 50s who had been in a Hutchins’ correctional facility before being admitted to an area hospital.
Two additional Sachse residents were among reported COVID-19 related cases. The 17th and 18th cases included 42-year-old female who lives in Collin County and a 21-year-old make who lives in Dallas County.
Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.
The county also reported that almost 80% of the cases requiring hospitalization have been workers in the healthcare, public health, food and agriculture, public works and other essential business sectors.
Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third (33%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
About 40% of the deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities.
* 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.
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