Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1 death and 228 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, May 31, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 10,234 with 229 total deaths to date*.
The additional death was a Dallas man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions and had been a resident of a long-term care facilitly.
Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, over 80% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions.
About two-thirds of hospitalized cases have been under 65 years of age, and about half do not have high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
More than a third of 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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