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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 UpdatedConfirmed Cases of COVID-19Deaths from COVID-19
January 24, 2021218,039*2,008
*Numbers are updated daily. Note: Does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County.

As of 11:00 am January 24, 2021, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 218,039 (+1,071) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County.  The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 28,781 (+103). A total of 2,008 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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She expired in hospice care.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He was hospitalized 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 was 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 Lancaster. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was critically ill in an area hospital and had 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 Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions. {Winter Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center}
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was 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 Dallas. He was critically ill in an area hospital 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 Mesquite. He was 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 expired in hospice care and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’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.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.

Four cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 have been identified in residents of Dallas County who did not have recent travel outside of the US. 

The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 1 was 1,814, which is a rate of 68.8 daily new cases per 100,000 residents—the highest case rate in Dallas County since the beginning of the pandemic. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high, with 25.5% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 1 (week ending 1/9/21).

Over the past 30 days, there have been 8,810 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 716 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County.

  • One COVID-19 outbreak in a school in December originated with spread among 11 staff members, with transmission to 10 students, and subsequent additional SARS-CoV-2 infections documented among at least 13 household members of these students and staff.  One death and one hospitalization occurred from this outbreak.

There are currently 111 active long-term care facility outbreaks.  A cumulative total of 3,669 residents and 2,091 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Of these, 745 have been hospitalized and 402 have died. About 22% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

Twenty-seven outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate-living facilities (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) have been reported in the past 30 days.  A cumulative total of 350 residents and 168 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

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.

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

COVID-19 Data for Dallas County, TX

This data is updated Tuesdays & Fridays by DCHHS

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  1. Data received as of yesterday, for residents of Dallas County tested with known specimen collection dates. This does include delayed results from previous days. All data are preliminary and subject to change as cases continue to be investigated.
  2. Data are incomplete for the most recent dates. Test results may be reported to DCHHS several days after the result. The reporting lag is calculated as time from specimen collection to receipt of test results. The average reporting lag is 9.0 days, with a range from 0 – 126 days.
  3. Rolling 7-day average is the average number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases collected 7 days prior to value.

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Data received as of 8:00 pm yesterday, for residents of Dallas County tested with known specimen collection dates.  This does include delayed results from previous days. All data are preliminary and subject to change as cases continue to be investigated.

Data are incomplete for the most recent dates. Test results may be reported to DCHHS several days after the result. The reporting lag is calculated as time from specimen collection to receipt of test results. The average reporting lag is 9.0 days, with a range from 0 – 126 days.

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*  Dallas County residents diagnosed with confirmed COVID‐19 by molecular amplification detection testing.  

**  All data are preliminary and subject to change as cases continue to be received and investigated.

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Data received as of 8:00pm yesterday. All data are preliminary and subject to change as cases continues to be received and investigated.

Date are incomplete for the most recent dates. Test results may be reported to DCHHS several days after the result.

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ESSENCE Data is from 18 hospital emergency departments voluntarily reporting numbers of persons presenting with self-reported chief complaints.  

* CLI is defined as chief complaint of fever and cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

**ILI is defined as chief complaint of fever and cough or sore throat or mention of influenza.

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* For 7-day time period for respective CDC week by date of test collection 

** For 7-day time period for respective CDC week by date of death

*** Percentage positive PCR tests in symptomatic patients presenting to area hospital emergency department  reporting surveillance data