Dallas County Reports 5 New Positive Coronavirus Cases, 19 Total

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March 16, 2020 - 1:38 pm

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County officials have reported five new positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 19 confirmed cases in the county.

According to the Dallas County Health Department, the five cases include one man in his 40’s, one man in his 50’s, one woman in her 50’s, one man in his 60’s, one man in his 70’s. All those affected are self-isolating at residences and are not hospitalized.

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Three cases are residents of the city of Dallas, one is a resident of the city of Farmers Branch, and one resides out-of-state.

4 cases are related to domestic out-of-state travel. 1 case is likely from local community spread.

“Significantly, there’s another likely case of community spread among the five cases we are reporting today. I am in consultation with the mayors of the cities in Dallas County and our state and federal partners. We will be announcing additional measures to keep you safe soon,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.