The new cases raise Dallas County’s total to 688 deaths and 51,108 confirmed cases. The 14-day average dropped for the eighth straight day to 703 cases.
A total of 1,468 probable cases have been reported to date in county residents, including two probable deaths.
Of cases requiring hospitalization, two-thirds of all COVID-19 patients have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Dallas County does not report recoveries from COVID-19 because it lacks the manpower to follow up with thousands of patients, however, the Texas Department of State Health Services posts an estimated number of recoveries on its site and lists 33,959 for Dallas County as of Saturday, August 1. Using data supplied by the state, there are an estimated 14,680 active COVID-19 cases in the county.
Reported by NBC.