Dallas County Reports 108 Additional Positive Virus Cases, 2 Deaths

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April 09, 2020 - 12:22 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services are reporting 108 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,432.

Along with the additional positive cases, two more people have reportedly died, including a man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility who had been in hospice care, and a man in his 70’s who was a resident of the city of DeSoto who had been hospitalized.  

“COVID-19 is imposing on us in so many painful ways but it will not break the spirit of North Texas. For instance, this year’s Passover is different but no less special. The story of Passover is one of families safe in their homes as the Angel bringing death passes over them. I find comfort in this story and in my gratitude to all who are sacrificing to keep us safe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

 Of cases requiring hospitalization, 70% have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in 29% of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

On Thursday, Dallas County Mayor Eric Johnson closed all city parks for the Easter holiday weekend.

“It’s important that we don’t lose sight of what’s important right now, that’s our health and safety.” Johnson said.  “So this weekend I’m asking you please to stay at home and celebrate with your family.”