Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Dallas County Residents

Date Last UpdatedCumulative COVID-19 CasesDeaths from COVID-19
December 2, 2022692,9556,777
Note: Count does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County. 

As of 12:00 PM December 2, 2022, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 558,985 (+157) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 133,970 (+101). A total of 228 cases of COVID-19 were reported within 14 days of specimen collection date, and a total of 6,777 deaths in Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:  

  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 3,705 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including 289 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,888 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 31 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  29 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  15 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 1,437 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Six hundred and three cases have been hospitalized and 78 have died. One hundred ninety-seven COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections.  Additionally, 1,650 people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

For week 47, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (9.99%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (25.4%), and RSV (12.41%).

There are currently 40 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 7,855 residents and 5,239 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,460 have been hospitalized and 964 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 5 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,386 residents and staff members (1,019 residents and 367 staff) in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and summary reports updated on Friday evenings, available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Archived Dallas County COVID-19 Epidemiology reports from March 2020 to December 2020 are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/summaries.php.

COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX

This data is updated weekly by DCHHS

DCHHS COVID-19 Weekly Summary: December 2, 2022

Summaries are archived here.

For DFW COVID-19 forecasting data, please see the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's model here.