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Despite second highest daily COVID-19 death report, Dallas County says overall case numbers improving


Dallas County leaders say COVID-19 cases may be starting to trend in the right direction with the help of more people masking up, but it’s still too early to let down our guard.

It comes on the same day that Dallas County reported 31 new coronavirus deaths, making it the second deadliest day of the pandemic.

Dallas County Health Director Dr. Phillip Huang shared the latest trend of COVID-19 case numbers with county commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting.

“641 for the day. It’s up from 382 yesterday. But significantly down from last week and the recent stretch of 18 consecutive days of more than 1000 new cases,” he said. “It’s been flattening out, which is good. It’s better than an increase, but it’s still not a decrease.”

The new numbers bring the total case count in Dallas County to 52,131 and 722 deaths.

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