Dallas County reports 40 COVID related deaths, 290 new cases on Friday

by | Feb 20, 2021 | Latest

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 40 deaths and 290 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19. The county has reported 2,791 total deaths to date. The total confirmed cases are 242,286.

The county is also reporting a total of 34,053 probable COVID cases.

Dallas County Health and Human Services is providing initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. As of yesterday, 43,823 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which started operations on Monday, January 11. Operations at Fair Park have been suspended through February 20.

The additional deaths reported include:

A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 50’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in a hospital ED and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She had been hospitalized.

A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in a hospital ED and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s 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 60’s 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 60’s who was a resident of the City of Farmers Branch. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in a facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Coppell. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Irving. He expired in the facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized.

A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. 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 the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Sunnyvale. He had been hospitalized 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 Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Rowlett. She expired in a facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.

A man in his 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Garland. He expired in the facility and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

The city of Sachse has reported 2,031 COVID-19 cases through Feb 19.

Four cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 have been identified in residents of Dallas County who did not have recent travel outside of the US. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 5 was 990, which is a rate of 37.6 daily new cases per 100,000 residents. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high, with 21.1% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 2 (week ending 2/6/21).

During the past 30 days, there were 7,012 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 713 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County.

There are currently 90 active long-term care facility outbreaks. Accumulative total of 4,155 residents and 2,315 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 921 have been hospitalized and 555 have died. About 22% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. Fourteen outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate-living facilities (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) have been reported in the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 385 residents and 194 staff members in these types of facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed summary reports updated Tuesday and Friday evenings are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. There were 575 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Thursday, February 18. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 358 for the same time period, which represents around 21 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.

“Today, we report 40 new deaths from COVID-19 and only 290 new COVID cases. The new COVID case numbers are artificial due to a lack of reporting and the lack of testing during the extreme winter weather. Next week reporting should return to normal and we can see what the true numbers are. The trends we were seeing before the ice storms were encouraging and I’m hopeful that we are beginning to turn the corner in the fight against COVID.

To win the fight, you’ll need to register for the vaccine in as many places as you’re willing to drive and to take the vaccine as soon as you are eligible. We must also continue to wear our masks, maintain our distance, wash our hands regularly, avoid crowds and forgo get-togethers at this time.

With the winter weather having set back vaccinations, the Metroplex is close to 200,000 shots behind. At Fair Park alone, we are 22,000 shots behind. We will begin vaccinating again Sunday with anyone whose second dose was due on or before February 12 and work on second doses until we are caught up and then catch up on our first dose allotments. As the weather warms up and pipes thaw, we will find more broken pipes. If your pipes are frozen, please consider shutting off your water before they thaw as there’s a chance of high-pressure water shooting into your home.

The Biden Administration has declared a national disaster and soon we will be able to open individual assistance for uninsured and underinsured loss.” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

From Staff Reports • [email protected]

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