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
March 31, 2023719,0626,983
Note: Count does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County. 

For CDC week 13, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 573,9991 confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 145,063. This week, a total of 610 cases of COVID-19 were reported within 14 days of specimen collection date, and a total of 6,983 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 50s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.              
  • A woman in her 80s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.         
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions. 
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.         

To date, a total of 4,218 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); 1,949 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Six hundred and eighty-four cases have been hospitalized and 81 have died. Three-hundred two COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections.  Additionally, 2,045 people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

For week 12, area hospital labs report steady numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (9.83%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (31.16%), and RSV (1.69%).

There are currently 37 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 8,898 residents and 5,739 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,533 have been hospitalized and 1,014 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There has been 1 outbreak 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 1,410 residents and staff members (1,035 residents and 375 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.

COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX

This data is updated weekly by DCHHS

DCHHS COVID-19 Weekly Summary: March 31, 2023

Summaries are archived here.

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