Dallas County Using Map To Identify Highest Concentration Of COVID-19 Cases

Alan Scaia
April 03, 2020 - 7:05 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County confirmed 100 cases of COVID-19 on both Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the county's total to 831. The county is now posting a map with the number of cases listed by zip code.

"It shows the growth by zip code and which zip codes have had more new cases in the last week," says Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Phil Huang.

Huang says employees who work in community outreach are now going to businesses to answer questions about restrictions and social distancing. He says they are placing posters and signs with tips to prevent infection.

"Those are helping us target some of our ground activities," Huang says. "We have some community outreach people who are on the ground trying to put out educational materials."

He says community outreach workers in those areas are also helping businesses tape out six foot distances for people who will be standing in lines.

​The map released Thursday shows the four zip codes with the most cases each had between 24 and 29 people confirmed with the virus. Those zip codes were 75115 in DeSoto; 75216, which includes areas of Oak Cliff and South Dallas; 75216, covering parts of the Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek areas of Dallas, south of Love Field; and 75225, which includes areas of North Dallas and University Park, between the Dallas North Tollway and Highway 75 and within about a mile of Loop 12.

Five zip codes in Dallas County had between 18 and 23 cases; nine had between 13 and 17; 27 zip codes had between seven and 12 cases; 30 had betwee one and six cases.