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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 UpdatedTotal Cases of COVID-19Deaths from COVID-19
January 14, 2021488,995*5,658
*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 January 14, 2022, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 406,605 (+6,810) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 82,390 (+1,673). A total of 5,658 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 40’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Duncanville. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high risk health conditions.  
  • A man in his 40’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He expired in hospice and had underlying high risk health conditions.   
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Hutchins. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions. 
  • A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high risk health conditions.           
  • A woman in her 70’s 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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions. 
    A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. 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 a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.    
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions.           

To date, a total of 897 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including: 161 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 667 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 14 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  19 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  9 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 4 case of C.37 (Lambda); 2 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 16 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 1 case of P.2 (Zeta). Two hundred cases have been hospitalized and 34 have died. Seventeen COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. Two hundred and twenty-five people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

As of 1/14/2022, a total of 31,213 confirmed and probable cases were reported in CDC week 1 (week ending 1/8/22), which is a weekly rate of 1,184.3 new cases per 100,000 residents.

As of the week ending 1/8/2022, about 78% of Dallas County residents age 12 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including: 97% of residents age 65 years and older; 84% of residents between 40-64 years of age; 75% of residents 25-39 years of age; 64% of residents 18-24 years of age; and 59% of residents 12-17 years of age.  In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving, 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 Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster, and University Park, greater than 80% of residents 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (See below)

About 54.1 % of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Week 1 were Dallas County residents who were not fully vaccinated.  In Dallas County, 25,370 cases of COVID-19 breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 1,881 (7.4%) were hospitalized and 239 have died due to COVID-19.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 1/8/2022 (CDC week 1), 4.21% of respiratory specimens tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. For week 1, 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 (4.71%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (20.25%) and RSV (9.32%).

There are currently 76 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 5,409 residents and 3,464 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,221 have been hospitalized and 857 have died. About 15% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 11 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 802 residents and 268 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: January 14, 2021

Summaries are archived here.

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