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COVID-19 live updates: Dallas County reports largest number of cases in one day

North Texas has more than 5,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. There are also more than 100 reported deaths in the region.

Saturday afternoon, Dallas County health officials reported the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in one day.
County health officials confirmed an additional 134 people have tested positive, bringing the total case count to 2,324.

Five more people have also died from the virus. All the victims had been critically ill at local hospitals, officials say. 
Dallas County health officials released the following information about the latest victims' ages:

  • A man in his 80s who lived in Grand Prairie.
  • A woman in her 90s who lived in University Park.
  • Two men in their 70s who lived in long-term care facilities in Dallas.
  • And a woman in her 70s who also lived in a long-term care facility in Dallas.
So far, 60 people in Dallas County have died from the novel coronavirus.
“This is why must limit unnecessary trips, wear cloth coverings at essential businesses and continue making good personal responsible decisions. It is also why we must listen to public health officials as leaders contemplate loosening safety orders,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a news release.

  • Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans Friday to reopen the Texas economy in stages and announced schools will be closed the remainder of the year. The governor issued three executive orders that will loosen restrictions on businesses, medical procedures, and state parks, he said.
  • During an emergency meeting Friday, the Dallas County Commissioners voted to have a limited reopening of craft stores so people can buy mask and school supplies.

Judge Clay Jenkins announces additional mobile tests for nursing homes

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted Saturday that he signed a new deal with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for additional mobile tests at nursing home and other “mobility challenged populations.”

Jenkins said more widespread testing is needed to help flatten the curve and to reopen Texas. He also called for residents to not disregard science. And that “no one will be happy if a second wave leads to more death and forces isolation to last longer.”

Denton County reports 16th death

Denton County health officials announced a man in his 70s died from COVID-19. The man, who is from Carrollton, was previously hospitalized after local transmission of the virus. 
"As we report the loss of a sixteenth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  
Officials also announced seven new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 592 cases. Among those patients, 248 have reportedly recovered. 

Collin County reports 13th death 

Collin County health officials confirmed an 82-year-old woman with underlying health issues died from COVID-19 Saturday. 
Officials said the woman's positive test results were revealed the day before her death. 
This is the 13th death reported in the county. Officials said there have been 521 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Collin County residents. As of Friday, 320 of those patients had recovered, and 17 were hospitalized.

Tarrant County reports 3 additional deaths

Tarrant County health officials have confirmed 3 more people have died from COVID-19. This brings the county's death toll to 38. 
According to county health officials, the latest victims include three women. One woman was in her 60s and lived in Fort Worth, another woman was in her 70s and lived in Mansfield, the third woman was also in her 70s and lived in Keller. 
Officials say two of the women had underlying health conditions. 
“Every loss of life is painful to report, and our condolences go out to the families of these residents,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

According to the Tarrant County website, there are a total of 1,229 confirmed cases as of Saturday. So far, 188 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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