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After Downward Trend, Dallas County Coronavirus Cases ‘May Be Beginning To Trend Upward Slightly’ – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 376 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 74,476 including 957 confirmed deaths after the county reported nine more.

The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,258, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19.

Of the 376 new cases reported Wednesday, 168 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system with 110 from older months.

“Preliminarily, epidemiologists looking at date of test collection say that our downward trend in new COVID-19 cases has stopped and may be beginning to trend upward slightly. Therefore, it’s imperative that we all make good decisions,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. “Please continue to wear your mask at all times when around people outside your home and maintain six foot distance. Remember, it’s not one or the other, it’s both. Also, wash your hands frequently and avoid unnecessary crowds and trips.”

The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 35 has increased slightly from the previous week to 277.

The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high with 10.8% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 35.

From August 15th through 28th, 317 school-aged children between 5 to 17 years of age were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Dallas County.

About 43% of these cases were high school age (14 to 17 years). By zip code of residence, 167 (53%) of these children were projected to have been enrolled in Dallas ISD schools.

During the past 10 days, more than 25 possible cases of COVID-19 have been reported associated with multiple youth hockey teams in the DFW area.

“Today’s numbers are 376 and 266 of those numbers were from September but it’s unknown how many of those “new” cases were actually from tests in August. Our current median testing time is nine days with some of our labs taking longer than nine days and some labs taking less than nine days. Labs used by Dallas County and Parkland are taking about three days, so it’s hard to know how many of these cases are new,” said Judge Jenkins.

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.

“Recently, the TABC relaxed the rules for some bars and we are hearing more and more reports of crowded bars. We know that in every state that has left their bars open or reopened bars, they have seen a big spike in COVID-19 cases that increases infection and hurts other businesses and schools. The Public Health Committee, Dr. Huang and I strongly urge residents to avoid bars at this time. We also strongly encourage Governor Abbott to not loosen restrictions on bars and in fact, to close any loopholes that are allowing indoor gatherings at bars until the numbers are lower. If we all do our part, we have a good chance to get to a better place this fall but it is very easy to let our guard down and have the numbers jump in a short time. History has shown us that it takes months to get the numbers back down again. So please make your best decisions for you and your family, don’t let your guard down, and always wear your mask,” said Judge Jenkins.

The additional nine deaths reported Wednesday include the following:

– A woman in her 40’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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED, 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 had underlying high risk health conditions.

– A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in 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 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 expired in an area hospital ED, and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

– A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. He 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 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

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Dallas County reports 261 coronavirus cases, no additional COVID-19 deaths – The Dallas Morning News

Dallas County reported 261 new coronavirus cases and zero deaths Monday.

It was first day in two weeks, and only the third in nearly three months, that the county didn’t report additional deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The county said 177 of the newly reported cases came from the state’s reporting system: 35 from August and 142 from September. The rest were reported directly to the county health department.

The new figures bring the county’s total confirmed cases to 73,961.

Although a news release from the county indicated that 946 residents have died from COVID-19 — one more than on Saturday — a county representative confirmed that the toll remains at 945.

The county also has reported 3,184 probable cases and 10 probable COVID-19 deaths. While other North Texas counties provide estimates for how many people have recovered from the virus, Dallas County officials do not report recoveries, saying it’s not a measurement used by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that he hoped residents celebrated the holiday weekend responsibly to ensure that there would not be a spike in cases. He also said the next challenge would be the reopening of schools, and he encouraged the continued use of masks and social distancing.

“If we all continue to work together for the good of the community, we’ll see less sickness and death, more businesses and jobs thrive, and more kids in school,” he said.

Across Texas, 2,057 new cases and 20 deaths were reported Monday — a day of the week when the numbers are generally lower because of lags in weekend reporting. A total of 13,492 Texans have died from the virus, and there have been 640,370 confirmed cases in the state.

There are 3,537 coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals, including 677 in North Texas. The seven-day average of positive tests for the state is 7.2%, the lowest that number has been since mid-June.

Tarrant County

Because of the Labor Day holiday, Tarrant County will next release new coronavirus data Tuesday, according to a note on the county’s dashboard.

As of Saturday, the county had reported a total of 42,798 coronavirus cases — 2,576 of which were considered “probable.” Its death toll stood at 576.

There are 231 coronavirus patients in Tarrant County hospitals, and 37,402 people have recovered from the virus.

Collin County

Collin County reported 53 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 11,534 confirmed cases.

The county’s number of COVID-19 deaths remained at 118.

According to the county, 68 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus and 10,836 have recovered from it.

The county has posted a notice on its online coronavirus dashboard saying that local officials lack confidence in the data that are being provided by the state.

Denton County

Denton County reported 51 new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths Monday.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 10,639 confirmed cases. There have been 101 deaths from the virus in Denton County.

According to the county’s data, 33 patients remain hospitalized and 8,898 have recovered.

Other counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for other North Texas counties. Some of those counties may not report updates each day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 1,411 cases, 22 deaths
  • Kaufman County: 2,845 cases, 42 deaths
  • Ellis County: 3,888 cases, 60 deaths
  • Johnson County: 2,587 cases, 46 deaths

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Staff writer Dana Branham contributed to this report.

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Nine FC Dallas players test positive for coronavirus ahead of MLS restart – ESPN

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Three more FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 (1:48)

FC Dallas has now returned a total of 10 positive COVID-19 tests at the MLS is Back Tournament, with three players and one coach added to the tally late Wednesday. (1:48)

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Four more members of FC Dallas‘ contingent at the MLS Is Back Tournament — three players and one coach — tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The Athletic was the first to report the news.

The new results bring the total number of positive tests since the team arrived in Orlando to 10, nine of whom are players.

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Both MLS and FC Dallas declined to comment.

Earlier in the day MLS confirmed that six FC Dallas players had tested positive since arriving in Orlando. This is on top of three positive tests for FC Dallas players prior to the team leaving for Central Florida. It was not clear if the three players who first tested positive traveled with the team to Orlando.

The additional positive tests have called into question Dallas’ participation in the tournament. At present, Dallas has 19 players remaining in Orlando who have tested negative for COVID-19.

A source with knowledge of the situation said that various scenarios are being considered as it relates to FC Dallas, including delaying their first game, scheduled for July 9 against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Other scheduling modifications are also being considered. The source added that cancelling the tournament isn’t something that has been discussed by the league.

According to the MLS Player Tournament Handbook, a copy of which has been obtained by ESPN, any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 must immediately place a facemask on and participate in a triage assessment by an Orlando Health telehealth provider. The individual will be transported to an isolation area where repeat testing will be performed. The individual will receive meals, be monitored, and stay in isolation until he or she receives clearance from MLS medical staff. All close contacts will be identified, and those individuals will self-quarantine in their room and testing will be provided.

The resort where the team is staying will immediately provide cleaning and disinfecting of areas where the individual had recently been.

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Dallas Franchise

$31M Franchise Tag is Good for Dak & Dallas, Talks Jamal Adams, Pats & LeBron — Gottlieb | THE HERD – The Herd with Colin Cowherd

Doug Gottlieb joins Colin Cowherd after it’s reported that Dak Prescott will sign a $31.4M Franchise Tender with the Dallas Cowboys, ending the month-long stalemate the two have been in. Doug tells Colin who wins if Dak signs this deal. Plus, the two talk about Jamal Adams and his desire to leave the New York Jets for the Dallas Cowboys, and whether he thinks Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots will lead to a void in their leadership role. Finally they talk the NBA restart, and whether LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers benefited most from the break.

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