In its biggest single-day jump since the pandemic began, Dallas County has reported 78 new coronavirus cases between Tuesday and Wednesday. The spike in confirmed cases brings the Texas county’s total to 247, topping all other counties in the state. Also on Wednesday, county health officials reported another coronavirus-related death. The increase has prompted Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to issue a plea to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to toughen state restrictions to hamper the virus’ spread. “Today’s steep increase in cases is an urgent reminder that Governor Abbott should heed the pleas of doctors, nurses, and hospitals,” Jenkins says. “We can’t wait any longer. I once again ask all North Texas counties to immediately move to the Dallas ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ model as some did yesterday.” Spread is the reason many cases keep appearing at one time in specific areas. People haven’t been practicing social distancing and self-isolating.
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