Updated at 7:30 p.m.: Revised to reflect the latest totals for Ellis County.
Dallas County announced 104 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a decline after two days of record-setting numbers. The county reported no new coronavirus-related deaths.
The county has 2,428 COVID-19 cases. Officials reported 124 Friday and 134 Saturday and aded five deaths each of those days. The county’s coronavirus fatalities total 60.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced earlier this week that some statewide restrictions for the pandemic will be lifted on a rolling basis Monday. Those includes some limits on elective surgeries, as well as pickup and delivery services for some businesses that had been classified as nonessential.
“Elected leaders must be led by science in carefully modifying orders to help the economy without hurting public health,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement. “We can’t rush it and ruin the gains you’ve achieved through the sacrifices you’ve made. For your part, please limit unnecessary trips, wear a face covering at essential businesses and keep making good personal responsibility decisions.”
Tarrant County reported another death from coronavirus Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 39.
The latest death was a woman in her 50s from Fort Worth who had underlying health problems, the county said.
“’Sadly, we are seeing the number of deaths continuing to increase and seeing more families being affected by this virus,” Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said in a written statement.
Tarrant County also reported another person had recovered from coronavirus. The county’s total for recoveries is now at 189.
Denton Country officials reported only one new coronavirus case Sunday, adding that the low number probably was due to to factors in the testing process.
“The low number of cases … [Denton County Public Health] is reporting this Saturday and Sunday are likely due to a database update slowing our receipt of new cases, along with little backlog of cases for DCPH to report,” Matt Richardson, the director of DCPH, said in a written statement. “We anticipate any positive cases not provided to us from Saturday through early this next week will be promptly added after the update, which may result in higher numbers later this week.”
Denton County had reported seven new cases Saturday. That number is about 13 fewer than the previous five-day average. In total, the county has reported 593 cases, 248 of which have ended with recoveries, the county said Sunday.
Collin County officials reported five new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total to 527.
There are 190 current coronavirus cases in the county. Sixteen people are hospitalized, and 174 are in home isolation.
The county reported that 324 residents have recovered from COVID-19 and 13 have died.
Ellis County reported seven more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing its total to 101, officials said.
Staff writers Dana Branham and LaVendrick Smith contributed to this report.