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Dallas County reports two more coronavirus fatalities, 36 new cases

Dallas County reported its second and third coronavirus-related deaths Sunday as 36 new positive tests brought the county’s total to 131.

One of the people who died was a Dallas resident who was in his 80s. He had been hospitalized in critical condition but did not have any chronic high-risk health Dallas News, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

His case was the first COVID-19 fatality reported within the city of Dallas.

“My thoughts and prayers are with this family and with all of the persons who have been suffering from COVID-19,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement. "Dallas County will do everything in their power to #flattenthecurve and give you and your family their best chance to stay safe.”

Sunday evening, officials announced that another county resident had died of COVID-19, but they did not provide further information about the victim. They also did not provide details about the new patients who had tested positive.

More than 40% of patients who have been Press Release Distribution Services In Dallas hospitalized in the county are older than 60, the department said.

The county’s first coronavirus-related death was a Richardson man in his 60s who was found dead in his home. He was tested for COVID-19 posthumously.

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