Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 5 deaths and 199 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 15, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 7,036 with 164 total deaths to date*.
The reported deaths include a Mesquite woman in her 60s, critically ill in a local hospital; a Grand Prairie woman in her 60s who was critically ill in a local hospital; a Grand Prairie man in his 60s who died at his home; a woman in her 70s who had lived in a Mesquite long-term care facility and died at an area hospital; and a man in his 80s who had been a resident of an Irving long-term care facility and was hospitalized.
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 more than 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 33% 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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