Dallas County Reports 90 Additional COVID-19 Cases

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April 03, 2020 - 12:46 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 90 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus today, bringing the total number of infections to 921.

There have been 17 total deaths in the county, none were reported today.

On Friday, Dallas County Commissioners voted to extend the public health emergency declaration to May 20th.

Related: Dallas County Extends Public Health Emergency Declaration

“We are beginning to see some rays of hope that we are benefiting from the Safer at Home order I implemented on March 22nd," said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. "The next two weeks are critical to #FlattenTheCurve. Please stay home and save lives”

Of cases requiring hospitalization, about 71% 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 28% of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

The numbers of intensive care unit hospitalizations from COVID-19 from this past week have exceeded the peak week of ICU hospitalizations from influenza this past 2019-2020 season in Dallas County.