DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Well being and Human Companies reported 335 further optimistic COVID-19 circumstances on Monday, bringing the entire variety of circumstances through the pandemic to 86,775.
The county additionally reported 4 deaths, bringing the entire to 1,056.
“Amongst at the moment’s 4 deaths features a man in his 40s who didn’t have underlying high-risk well being situations,” mentioned Dallas County Choose Clay Jenkins. “We’re seeing an uptick in circumstances and hospitalizations and the selections that you simply make at the moment will decide how we’re doing ten days to 2 weeks from now. Let’s all put on our masks, keep six-foot distance, and use good hand washing.”
There’s one further possible case to report at the moment for a complete of 4,342 possible circumstances together with 13 possible deaths.
Of the 335 new confirmed circumstances, 193 got here by way of the Texas Division of State Well being Companies’ digital laboratory reporting system, and all are thought of new circumstances.
The provisional 7-day common day by day new confirmed and possible circumstances (by date of take a look at assortment) for CDC week 40 was 346.
The share of respiratory specimens testing optimistic for SARS-CoV-2 stays excessive with 9.8% of symptomatic sufferers presenting to space hospitals testing optimistic in week 40.
A provisional whole of 265 confirmed and possible COVID-19 circumstances had been recognized in school-aged youngsters (5 to 17 years) throughout CDC week 40 (week ending 10/3/20), a rise from the earlier week on this age group.
“Make your Halloween plans with your loved ones and abstain from conventional trick-or-treating, events, or trunk-or-treating. It’s as much as all of us to flatten the curve. We should concentrate on group well being and never our personal needs to do the few issues that medical doctors inform us stay unsafe,” mentioned Choose Jenkins.
Of all confirmed circumstances requiring hospitalization up to now, greater than two-thirds have been below 65 years of age.
Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk well being situation reported in a couple of third of all hospitalized sufferers with COVID-19. Of the entire confirmed deaths reported up to now, about 24% have been related to long-term care amenities.
The extra 4 deaths embody:
– A person in his 40s who was a resident of the Metropolis of Mesquite. He had been critically sick in an space hospital, and didn’t have underlying excessive threat well being situations.
– A lady in her 60s who was a resident of the Metropolis of Dallas. She had been critically sick in an space hospital, and had underlying excessive threat well being situations.
– A person in his 80s who was a resident of the Metropolis of Garland. He had been hospitalized, and didn’t have underlying excessive threat well being situations.
– A lady in her 90s who was a resident of the Metropolis of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized, and had underlying excessive threat well being situations.