One death, 1,026 new cases confirmed in Dallas County

by | Jul 20, 2020 | Latest

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1 death and 1,026 new cases of COVID-19 on July 20, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 42,292 with 526 total deaths to date.

This is the 18th consecutive day that new reported cases have exceeded a thousand.

The additional death was a Dallas man in his 80s who had resided in a long-term care facility. Although he did not have underlying health conditions, he had been critically ill in an area hospital.

Since June 1, more than half of the reported cases have been between the ages of 19 and 39.

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.

The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 was about 27% among symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals in week 28.

More than a third of deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities.

Note: Does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County.

From Staff Reports • [email protected]

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