Dallas County Reports 789 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

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July 28, 2020 - 4:58 pm

    DALLAS (KRLD) - Dallas County reported 789 new COVID-19 cases, as well as 15 additional deaths, bringing the County totals to 48,028 total cases, and 622 confirmed deaths from the virus. 

    The last 15 deaths, as of Tuesday, July 28th, include: 

    - A Dallas man in his 50s who did not have underlying health conditions and was found deceased at his home.

    - A Grand Prairie man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Lancaster man in his 50s who had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Garland man in his 60s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - An Irving woman in her 60s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - An Irving man in his 60s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Mesquite woman in her 70s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A man in his 70s who was an inmate at the correctional facility in Seagoville and did not have underlying health conditions. He died after becoming critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - An Irving woman in her 80s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Richardson man in his 80s who had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized with the virus.

    - A Dallas woman in her 80s who had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Grand Prairie woman in her 90s who had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized with the virus.

    - A DeSoto man in his 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility and had underlying health conditions and had been critically ill in a hospital ICU with the virus.

    - A Dallas woman in her 90s who had underlying health conditions and died at the long-term care facility where she lived.

    - A Dallas woman in her 90s who had underlying health conditions and died at the long-term care facility where she lived.

    "Today’s numbers, while higher than yesterday, continue the trend of being lower than we saw two weeks ago," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. "In looking at the numbers, it's important to focus not on the daily numbers but on the seven day and 14-day rolling averages. If you continue to wear your mask around people outside of your household, maintain six-foot social distancing from people outside of your household, limit trips to necessities, and use good hygiene, we will see numbers go down. I know its hot and the mask can be uncomfortable at times, but it's a small price to pay to keep us safe, strengthen our economy, and get our kids back to school. The decisions each of us make have a big impact on the numbers and all of us have an important role to play in controlling the spread of COVID-19."