Only 3.5% of people with symptoms, who were already vaccinated, have had to be hospitalized.
Contagions reported by Dallas County on Monday: 893 cases of covid-19
Beds available in intensive care units: 16 (lowered)
Average number of cases every 7 days: 949 (up)
Infection rate per 100,000: 36
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 893 COVID-19 infections on Monday and four deaths. Two of the deceased people were in their 40s.
The county also reports that the average every seven days increased to 949 cases and there is an infection rate of 36 per 100,000 residents.
The county also made an update to its database and now reports that only 151 people, 3.5% of those who have presented symptoms and were already vaccinated, have had to be hospitalized for covid-19.
The rest of hospitalizations are of people without vaccination.
These cases correspond to the measurement carried out on Friday, August 13. This Tuesday the accumulated cases of Saturday 14, Sunday 15 and Monday of August will be announced.
“We are at a time when medical resources are at the limit during the pandemic, and we need your help to ensure that healthcare capacity is not overwhelmed, so that all people in need of care can access it.” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who called for continued use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Report from August 13:
Contagions reported by Dallas County on Friday: 915 cases of covid-19
Beds available in intensive care units: 23 (lowered)
Visits by patients with covid symptoms to emergency rooms in the last 24 hours: 707 (down)
Average number of cases every 7 days: 946 (up)
Infection rate per 100,000: 36 (up)
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 915 COVID-19 infections on Friday and four deaths.
The county also reports that the average every seven days increased to 946 cases and there is now an infection rate of 36 per 100,000 residents.
The county also made an update to its database and now reports that only 3.5% of vaccinated people have had to be hospitalized for COVID-19.
The rest of hospitalizations are of people without vaccination.
“This underscores the importance of being vaccinated to keep people out of the hospital for COVID-19 cases,” Jenkins insisted.
August 12 report:
Contagions reported by Dallas County on Thursday: 1,009 cases of covid-19
Beds available in intensive care units: 29
Visits by patients with covid symptoms to emergency rooms in the last 24 hours: 728
Average number of cases every 7 days:
Infection rate per 100,000: 30.6
The cases of covid-19 reported by the Human and Health Services continue with an upward trend. On Thursday there were 1,009 infections and two more deaths due to the pandemic.
The average number of cases every seven days remained at 806 but those are numbers from the end of July that are sure to increase. The contagion rate is at 20.6.
Hospitalizations for covid cases continue to rise with only 29 intensive care beds left and 728 people came to emergency rooms with symptoms of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the report.
“The numbers of new covid cases are again above 1,000 and continuing to rise. The situation with hospital staff has never been worse and more and more patients require care, ”County Judge Clay Jenkins said through the report.
“We need your help to reverse this trend. Wear face masks indoors outside your home, maintain social distance and get vaccinated as soon as possible if not already done, ”added Jenkins.
“This is a battle against a complicated enemy that is the virus and we are all the public health team,” concluded the county judge.
Total infections since March 2020: 281,955
Deaths since 2020: 4,240
Report for Wednesday, August 11
The Human and Health Services of Dallas reported Wednesday infections of covid 1,350-19, a figure that includes cases reported fee of up to three weeks, plus six more deaths.
During the pandemic there have been 281,121 cases and 4,238 deaths in the county.
The report that shows the continuous upward trend in infections is presented just hours before the start of the executive order for the mandatory use of face masks.
County Judge Clay Jenkins, protected by a court ruling , issued an order requiring the use of masks indoors. This is in order to combat an aggressive covid-19 outbreak due to the delta variant and low vaccination rates.
The emergency order will take effect on August 11 at 11:59 pm and applies to child care centers, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade schools, and businesses that deal with the public.
August 10 report
The Human and Health Services reported 3,270 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with data from three days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday), in addition to five deaths.
During the pandemic there have been 280,490 cases and 4,232 deaths.
According to the county, only 61% of residents older than 12 years are vaccinated, but in the group between 18 and 25 years, only 45% are vaccinating and only 36% of the group between 12 and 17 years. So on Tuesday, county officials called for more people to get vaccinated due to the particular aggressiveness of the delta variant.
Even the county report mentions that there are more outbreaks in nursing homes for the elderly. There are currently 31 outbreaks.
“Our cases and hospitalizations continue to climb and unfortunately, the delta variant and low vaccination rate has caused a serious turn of events. Covid-19 is getting out of control in Dallas County, North Texas, and the state, as well as the nation, ”said County Judge Clay Jenkins.
With the delta variant, one person infects five others; with original covid-19 one person infected two.
Data from UT Southwestern indicate that 97% of cases in North Texas are caused by the delta variant.
The numbers may even increase, Jenkins said, if the behavior of not wearing masks and of congregations of many people outdoors is maintained. “And if you are not vaccinated this is the time to do it. Don’t be too late ”.
August 9 report
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 796 new COVID-19 infections and three deaths.
The average every seven days increased to 806 infections and there is a contagion rate of 30.6 per 100,000 residents. This rate was below 10 in early July.
In Dallas there have been 2,676 cases of infections in vaccinated people, a low percentage compared to the rest of infections, but which indicates that vaccinated people can also get the delta variant.
On Monday, County Judge Clay Jenkins announced that there were only 14 beds in intensive care units in the county.
“Our hospital capacity continues to decline and the delta variant is spreading freely, with UT Southwestern models projecting that we will have higher numbers than ever if we do not vaccinate at a faster rate and if we do not return to the use of masks indoors.” Jenkins said.
“I am pleased that Superintendent Michael Hinojosa imposed a mask requirement for everyone on DISD campuses. This will undoubtedly save lives, ”he added.
“Martin Luther King Jr. once said: ‘A great man is one who knows that he was put on the ground to be part of a process in which a child can be hurt.’ Dr. Hinojosa is clearly a great man and his actions will save lives, ”Jenkins said.
The pandemic reaches 277,531 cases and 4,227 deaths due to the disease, since March 2020.
August 6 Report
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 830 new COVID-19 infections and four deaths on Friday .
Two of the deceased were in their 40s, and the other two were in their 60s and 70s.
The average every seven days rose to 806 and the infection rate is now at 30.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.
In a tweet, County Judge Clay Jenkins reported that only 25 intensive care unit beds remain available, according to information from the North Central Texas Regional Trauma Advisory Council.
“In the fight against covid-19 the virus is the enemy, not ourselves,” Jenkins said through the report.
“We all have a role to play. There are three important things you can do: 1. Get vaccinated 2. Regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not, wear your mask and have your children wear it indoors when they are not at home and 3. Have a spirit of compassion and understanding, talk to people who have not yet decided to get vaccinated, listen to them and express your concern and give them all the information you can so that they also get vaccinated and protect the community against covid-19 “, concluded Jenkins.
In total, the pandemic has left 276,813 infections and 4,224 deaths since March 2020.
August 5 report
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,311 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
The weekly average of cases remains at 525 with a rate of 19.9 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure that will undoubtedly rise with this week’s numbers.
“Our numbers are increasing rapidly, both in cases and in hospitalizations,” said County Judge Clay Jenkins.
“There is an absence of leadership from the governor and state leaders and I call on you to follow the recommendations of the Texas doctors and the CDC. The governor does not have the authority to pass an edict telling schools or businesses not to take science-based action like asking for face masks on their buildings, ”Jenkins added.
“Each business and each entity needs to listen to the strong recommendations of the CDC and local doctors to determine what recommendations and requirements they will have for their workforce,” said the county judge.
“We know that to defeat the covid virus, we need to have more people vaccinated. Vaccination is imperative to defeat the covid before it breaks the protections that the vaccine has given us and unnecessarily lengthens this pandemic. The recommendations are clear. Get vaccinated if you have not already done so and use a mask indoors outside your home, “he concluded.
In total, the pandemic has left 276,079 infections and 4,220 deaths.
August 4 report
The scourge of the aggressive delta variant of Covid-19 continues, with a marked increase in visits to emergency rooms by people with symptoms of Covid-19.
Health and Human Services reported 893 cases Wednesday, in addition to five deaths. Now the average every seven days is 525 and there is a contagion rate of 19.9 per 100,000 residents.
A 86% of cases of covid-19 is people who are not fully vaccinated.
The county has been back in code red since Tuesday for covid-19 risk.
In hospitals there are only 21 beds for intensive care units and 663 people came to emergency rooms with symptoms of covid-19. Which confirms that the upward trend continues.
“August 3 and 4 have been the days with the highest visits to emergency rooms for suspected covid-19, we have only seen higher numbers in June and July 2020,” said County Judge Clay Jenkins.