Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 2 deaths and 190 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 26, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,188 with 213 total deaths to date*.
Additional deaths include a Garland man in his 60s with underlying health conditions, and a Mesquite man in his 70s who was a resident of a long-term care facility.
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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