Dallas County Reports 100 Additional Positive Coronavirus Cases, 2 Deaths

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
April 02, 2020 - 1:11 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting at least 100 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 831 today. 

In addition to the new 100 cases, Dallas County Health officials say two more people have died including a woman in her 70’s who was as resident of a long-term care facility, and a woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas.

“North Texas and all of Texas is safer today now that Governor Abbott has adopted the Dallas County Safer at Home model. We continue to build capacity as we enter the beginning of the curve. 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. #StayHomeStaySafe #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

Of cases requiring hospitalization, over three-quarters (77%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been a chronic high-risk condition reported in over a quarter (28%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.