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Dallas County reports 12 deaths, 648 new cases

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Latest

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 12 deaths and 648 new cases of COVID-19 on July 23, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 44,087 with 579 total deaths to date.

Additional deaths include:

  • A man in his 30s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He passed away in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found passed away in his home and had no underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He passed away in the facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. He had been hospitalized.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had no underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He passed away there and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She was critically ill in an area hospital and had no underlying high risk health conditions.

Sachse has confirmed four additional cases in the Dallas County portion of town: an 8-year-old boy, a 49-year-old woman, a 58-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man.

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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