Dallas County Reports 94 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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April 04, 2020 - 1:10 pm

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April 4, 2020

 

Dallas County Reports 94 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

 

DALLAS --As of 10:00 am April 4, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 94 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,015.  The 18th death from COVID-19 is being reported, of a man in his 30’s who was as resident of the city of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.  He did not have underlying high-risk health conditions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, about three-quarters (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 over a quarter (28%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

 

New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with a more detailed summary report updated Tuesdays and Fridays. 

 

“April will be critical. The questions and data are coming at all of us fast, so remember: You are #SaferAtHome, and when you venture out for essential trips or exercise, #SocialDistancingSavesLives. Together North Texas, we will #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

 

All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

·       Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care

·       Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·       Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

·       Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.

 

Additional information is available at the following websites: