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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
April 20, 2021255,644*3,820
*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 April 20, 2021, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 255,644 (+237) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 40,683 (+45). A total of 3,820 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:  

  • A 19 year old man who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill and had underlying high risk health conditions.  
  • A woman in her 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.            
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.     
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions. 
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.            
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He expired in hospice care and had underlying high risk health conditions.  
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He was found deceased at home and had underlying high risk health conditions.            
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in a hospital ED 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 Dallas. He expired in hospice care and had underlying high risk health conditions.     
  • A man in his 80’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 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He expired in hospice care and had underlying high risk health conditions.          
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED.       
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice care and had underlying high risk health conditions.        

To date, a total of 57 cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7; six cases of B.1.429 variants; and one case of a B.1.526 variant have been identified in residents of Dallas County. Four have been hospitalized with 2 requiring intensive care unit admission. Seven had history of recent domestic travel outside of Texas.  One case of B.1.1.7 is a likely instance of reinfection with COVID-19, occurring over 6 months after an initial PCR-confirmed infection.

The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 14 was 224, which is a rate of 8.5 daily new cases per 100,000 residents.

Of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals in week 14 (week ending 4/10/21), 9.0% of respiratory specimens tested positive SARS-CoV-2.

During the past 30 days, there were 1,083 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 359 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County.  Of the cases reported over the past month, 116 have been associated with youth sports.

There are currently 25 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 4,315 residents and 2,440 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,058 have been hospitalized and 740 have died. About 20% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

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 530 residents and 215 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.

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 for Dallas County, TX

This data is updated Tuesdays & Fridays by DCHHS*

March 2020 Through Week Ending April 10, 2021 (CDC Week 14) 
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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.

March 22, 2020 - April 10, 2021 (CDC Weeks 26-14)
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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.

September 29, 2019 - April 10, 2021 (CDC Week 14)
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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.

CDC Weeks 25-14

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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

May 31-2020 - April 10, 2021 (Weeks 23-14) 12

Data sources: National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System and an additional subset of hospitals voluntarily reporting surveillance PCR data directly to DCHHS. Testing denominators include out-of-county patients and testing performed only through hospitals in Dallas County. (Does not include FEMA drive-thru clinics).  Data are incomplete for the most recent dates.

August 17, 2020 - April 10, 2021 (CDC Weeks 34-14)

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Data sources: National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System and an additional subset of hospitals voluntarily reporting surveillance PCR data directly to DCHHS. Testing denominators include out-of-county patients and testing preformed only through hospitals in Dallas County. (Does not include FEMA drive-through clinics.) Data are incomplete for the most recent dates.

March 2020 - January 25, 2021

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* Case Definition for Multisystem Inflammatory System in Children (MIS-C):

- an individual aged <21 years presenting with feveri, laboratory evidence of inflammationii, and evidence of clinically severe illness requiring hospitalization, with multisystem (>2) organ involvement (cardiac, renal, respiratory, hematologic, gastrointestional, dermatolgic or neurological); AND

- No alternative plausible diagnoses; AND

- Postive for current or recent SARS-CoV-2 infection by RT-PCR, serology, or antigen test; or COVID-19 exposure within the 4 weeks prior to the onset of symptoms

iFever >38.0oC for >24 hours, or report of subjective fever lasting >24 hours

 iiIncluding, but not limited to, one or more of the following: and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), fibrinogen, procalcitonin, d-dimer, ferritin, lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH), or interleukin 6 (IL-6), elevated neutrophils, reduced lymphocytes and low albumin

**More information is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/mis-c/index.html

*Summaries were produced through 12/11/20 and are archived here.