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

Dallas County Residents

Date Last UpdatedCumulative COVID-19 CasesDeaths from COVID-19
January 27, 2023709,7236,848
Note: Count does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County. 

For CDC week 4, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 568,980 confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 140,743. This week, a total of 1,593 cases of COVID-19 were reported within 14 days of specimen collection date, and a total of 6,848 deaths in Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:  

  • A woman in her 50s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60s 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 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

To date, a total of 3,901 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); 1,889 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); 1,632 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Six hundred and thirty-six cases have been hospitalized and 80 have died. Two hundred and thirty-seven COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections.  Additionally, 1,792 people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

For week 3, 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 (3.78 %), rhinovirus/enterovirus (32.29%), and RSV (4.19%).

There are currently 61 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 8,481 residents and 5,552 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,492 have been hospitalized and 980 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 4 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 1,404 residents and staff members (1,031 residents and 37 staff) in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ and all guidance documents can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/guidance-health.php

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: January 27, 2023

Summaries are archived here.

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