Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 2 deaths and 289 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, June 6, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 11,830 with 262 total deaths to date*.
The additional 2 deaths being reported today include:
A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in the facility, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
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 11:00 AM daily.
Note: Does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County.
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