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More than 100,000 people across North Texas have tested positive for COVID-19, and health officials have reported at least 1,200 deaths from COVID-19 across North Texas.
The first local case was announced on March 9 in Collin County.
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Below is a list of cases, which will be continuously updated as new information is provided by officials.
Number of cases: 51,108 positive cases among Dallas County residents; 688 deaths
More than 50,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dallas County since tracking began in March.
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 518 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday and seven more deaths as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 51,108 and the total number of deaths to 688.
The seven deaths reported by the county consist of five men and two women. One of the men who died was a Dallas resident in his 30s who had been critically ill in an area hospital with no underlying high-risk health conditions, according to county health officials.
Number of cases: 28,871 positive cases; 388 deaths; 15,182 recoveries
Tarrant County health officials reported 461 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total case count to 28,871 since tracking began in March.
Officials said so far, 388 residents have died from COVID-19, and 15,182 residents have recovered.
Number of cases: 6,403 cases; 83 deaths; 4,857 recoveries
Collin County health officials reported three new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the countywide total to 6,403 since tracking began in March. No new deaths were reported Sunday.
Number of cases: 6,938 positive cases, 55 deaths, 3,810 recoveries
Denton County Public Health reported 44 new positive cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the countywide total to 6,938 cases since tracking began in March. The county also announced 65 more recoveries, bringing the county's total number of recoveries to 3,810.
County officials said in a news release that those numbers may be "artificially low" due to weekend reporting lag times and statewide database updates.
Ellis, Navarro counties
Number of cases: 2,156 positive cases, 21 deaths, 1,937 recoveries
Friday, July 24 health officials confirmed there are 2,156 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 198 active cases and 1,937 recoveries.
Number of cases: 691 positive cases, 11 deaths, 617 recoveries
- July 27: There are 691 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, according to county officials. There have been 617 recoveries.
Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall counties
Number of cases: 948 positive cases, 8 deaths, 543 recoveries
- July 24: County officials said there were 11 new cases of COVID-19 on July 24. This brings the total to 948 positive cases since tracking began in March.
Number of cases: 1,440 positive cases, 5 death, 202 active cases
- July 26: The Texas Department of State and Health services said Kaufman County has had 1,440 cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Number of cases: 673 positive cases, 17 deaths, 523 recoveries
Erath, Hood, Johnson counties
Number of cases: 371 positive cases, 4 death, 270 recoveries
- July 24: County officials reported there have been 371 positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began in March. There are currently 97 active cases.
Number of cases: 341 positive cases, 5 deaths, 186 recoveries
- July 23: Hood County health officials said there have been 53 new cases since the last report. There has been a total of 341 cases since tracking began in March. There are 150 active cases.
Number of cases: 1,149 positive cases, 7 deaths, 921 recoveries
- July 24: County officials said there have been 1,149 total cases since tracking began in March.
Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise counties
Palo Pinto County
Number of cases: 142 positive cases, 2 deaths, 112 recoveries
- July 26: There have now been 142 total cases in the county since tracking began in March, according to state officials.
Number of cases: 824 positive cases, 2 death, 738 recoveries
- July 27: There are 16 new cases of COVID-19 on July 27, according to county officials. There are now 824 total cases and 84 active cases.
Number of cases: 279 positive cases, 5 deaths, 244 recoveries
- July 25: County officials announced 279 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 30 active cases and 5 deaths.
Henderson, Van Zandt counties
Number of cases: 500 positive cases, 7 deaths, 160 recoveries
- July 27: County officials announced 500 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 333 active cases and 7 deaths.
Van Zandt County
Number of cases: 309 positive cases, 4 deaths, 111 recoveries
- July 27: County officials said there are 194 active cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 309 since tracking began in March.
Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River counties
Number of cases: 191 positive cases, 3 death, 45 active cases
- July 25: County officials announced 191 total cases of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March. There are currently 45 active cases.
Number of cases: 186 positive cases, 8 deaths, 157 recoveries
- July 26: State officials announced there are 157 recoveries of COVID-19, with a total to 186 cases since tracking began in March.
Number of cases: 939 positive cases, 8 deaths, 842 recoveries
- July 26: County officials announced three new cases of COVID-19. Cases in the county now total 939 people, including 850 recoveries and 8 deaths.
Number of cases: 570 positive cases, 15 deaths, 360 recoveries
- July 26: County officials announced 33 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total count to 570 since testing began in March. There are currently 360 recoveries.
Red River County
Number of cases: 131 positive cases, 12 deaths, 12 active cases
- July 5: There are 131 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, according to state officials. There have been 12 deaths.
Comanche, Hill counties
Number of cases: 204 positive cases, 2 death, 136 recoveries
- July 24: There have now been 204 people test positive for COVID-19, county officials said. There are 66 active cases in the county.
- May 1: Officials announced the first death of a Comanche County resident from COVID-19. The resident died outside of the county and officials did not share any additional information. The county has had a total of four positive cases reported since the outbreak began. All three other people have been cleared from isolation by the state health department. Nine people are awaiting test results, with 141 tests having been done so far.
Number of cases: 249 positive cases, 2 death, 18 recoveries
- July 7: County officials said there have been a total of 97 cases along with 68 active cases.
Symptoms of coronavirus
At this time there is no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is spread person-to-person.
According to the CDC, spread is happening mainly between people who are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The droplets land on the noses and mouths of other people, who then inhale them.
The CDC says it may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread.
As the virus was discovered just a few months ago, more research is required to learn more about the spread pattern of the virus.
Health experts recommend taking the following preventative actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US
WFAA digital producers Jozelyn Escobedo, Jennifer Prohov and Jake Harris along with WFAA reporter Jay Wallis contributed to this report.
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