Updated at 4:50 p.m.: Revised to add numbers from Collin and Denton counties.
Dallas County health officials reported 75 positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, as well as four additional deaths.
The most recent deaths include a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s who were residents of long-term care facilities in Dallas, as well as a Garland man in his 60s and a Carrollton man in his 70s. All four individuals had been hospitalized, county health officials said.
County health officials did not say which long-term care facility the man and woman lived in or whether they were residents of the same facility.
The county has now had 81 deaths and 2,909 cases of COVID-19. Of all deaths related to the virus, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities, county health officials said.
County health officials said of cases requiring hospitalization, the majority have been in people who were either over 60 or who had at least one chronic health condition. A third of hospitalized patients have had diabetes. More detailed demographic information about novel coronavirus cases is being reported on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The county’s social distancing measures are beginning to show promising results, as the average daily case counts this week were lower than the average daily counts from last week, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
“We started mobile testing in (long-term care facilities) through Parkland Hospital on Thursday and will increase mobile testing in those facilities on Monday in order to find asymptomatic positive cases faster and better isolate the virus to protect the residents and staff,” Jenkins said in a written statement. “Thank you for continuing to make great decisions North Texas! #IfYouRushItYouRuinIt and #StayHomeSaveLives to #FlattenTheCurve.”
Tarrant County health officials reported 130 positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, as well as four more deaths.
The most recent deaths include a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s from Fort Worth, an Azle man in his 40s and a Grapevine woman in her 90s.
“These are difficult times for all of us, especially for the families who have lost loved ones,” Vinny Taneja, Tarrant County Public Health Director, said in a written statement. “We know that people are weary of staying home, but now is not the time to be complacent.”
The county has now had 52 deaths related to the disease. The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,836. County health officials said 283 people have recovered.
Fifteen new positive cases were reported Saturday, county officials said.
There have been 654 total cases reported, which includes 455 recoveries and 16 deaths, officials said.
Currently, there are 183 active cases in Collin County.
One additional death as a result of COVID-19 was reported Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 20.
The deceased was a woman over 80 years old who was a resident of Denton Rehabilitation Center.
The county also reported 22 new positive cases of the virus, including one in a long-term care facility. There have been 702 confirmed cases in Denton County, with nine new recoveries.
Kaufman County health officials reported eight new positive cases Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 70.
Of those, 37 are listed as presumed recoveries.