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Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Dallas County Residents

Date Last UpdatedTotal Cases of COVID-19Deaths from COVID-19
September 24, 2021383,177*4,604
*Numbers are updated daily. Note: Does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County.

As of 12:00 PM September 24, 2021, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 326,299 (+941) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 56,878 (+206). A total of 4,604 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 20’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 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’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 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.          
  • A man in his 40’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 man in his 40’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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased in a home and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. 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 Mesquite. 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 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 Grand Prairie. 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 the City of Dallas. She 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 in 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 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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Balch Springs. 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 Grand Prairie. 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 Grand Prairie. 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 Desoto. 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 Desoto. 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 Grand Prairie. He had been hospitalized 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 Dallas. He expired in the facility and had underlying high risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 205 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have been identified in residents of Dallas County, including: 146 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variants; three B.1.351 (Beta) variants; thirty-six B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants; and twenty P.1 (Gamma) variants. Twenty-three have been hospitalized and four have died.  One fully vaccinated patient subsequently became ill from B.1.1.7 infection and died.

The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 37 (week ending 9/18/21) was 934, which is a rate of 35.4 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.  

As of the week ending 9/18/2021, about 69% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including: 89% of residents age 65 years and older; 76% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 65% of residents 25-39 years of age; 55% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 51% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, and Sunnyvale, greater than 90% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  In the cities of Highland Park and Irving, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

About 83% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 37 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated.  In Dallas County,  8,946 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 403 (4.5%) were hospitalized and 73 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 9/18/2021 (CDC week 37), 13.5% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.   For week 37, 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 (1.9%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (33%) and RSV (10%).     

There are currently 68 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,647 residents and 2,750 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,159 have been hospitalized and 830 have died. About 18% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 15 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 728 residents and 244 staff members 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: September 24, 2021

Summaries are archived here.

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