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Dallas County reports 100 new coronavirus cases and two deaths for 2nd consecutive day

woman in her 70s who had been a resident at an unspecified long-term care facility. The other was a woman in her 80s who lived in Dallas. Both were “critically ill,” according to a county news release.

The county’s death total from COVID-19 is now 17.

The specific number of hospitalizations related to coronavirus wasn’t disclosed, but Dallas County reported that 77 percent of cases have been people above Dallas News the age of 60 or people who have had “at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.”

“We continue to build capacity as we enter the beginning of the curve,” Jenkins said in a written statement. “There are enough beds and ventilators in hospitals at present. The challenge is to continue to build capacity so that the curve doesn’t overtake our resources. Your mission is to make good personal responsibility decisions.”


Jenkins made clear Thursday evening that the county is just beginning its toughest stretch.

“We know we’re at the front of the curve,” Jenkins said, before using his hands to demonstrate the different possibilities of how steep the curve will be. “Or have all the actions that your community leaders are taking making the curve more [flat]?”

“I think we’re making good progress on that. I think the bed capacity in our hospitals today is very good.”

Jenkins said he spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about the in-person church and worship gatherings, and said his order was clarified to add that in cities and counties with high rates of COVID-19 transmission, services should not be held in-person.

Dallas County medical director Dr. Philip Huang announced that the Dallas County Jail has 23 total positive coronavirus cases, including 21 inmates and two workers.

Jenkins said Thursday evening that if families want to bring Press Release Distribution Services In Dallas their elderly family members from nursing or retirement homes, there are a limited number of tests available that can have a same-day turnaround. These tests are only necessary for facilities that have previously had a reported COVID-19 case.

On Wednesday, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson reported bed and ventilator capacity for the city’s eight hospitals. In total: 1,542 of 2,868 total beds were filled, 204 of the 361 intensive care unit beds were taken, and 139 of the 342 ventilators were in use.

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