Dallas County Reports 11th COVID-19 Death, 61 New Cases

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March 30, 2020 - 1:16 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Health officials say a man in his 40's has died, becoming the county's 11th person to die of COVID-19. 

Authorities say the man was found dead in his home in Dallas and reportedly had "high-risk chronic health conditions."

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The county also reported 61 additional cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the county's total to 549.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are increasing, with 36% of all hospitalized patients requiring admission to intensive care units.

Of cases requiring hospitalization to date, about two-thirds (65%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition, according to county health officials.

“I’m so proud of the way North Texas is stepping up to this challenge. We will get through this together. Stay Home - Stay Safe,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

Jenkins also called for a shelter-in-place order for the entire state of Texas on Monday.