Dallas County to require face coverings, airport leaders compare COVID-19 impact to 9/11

Good evening. Here is a look at the latest on the coronavirus and how it’s impacting Texans locally, across the U.S., and internationally.

Mask on: Dallas County is requiring people to wear masks at essential businesses and on public transportation starting Saturday.News: Out-of-work Dallas renters may soon get some relief from overdue rent.Curious Texas: Data projects that the curve is flattening in the state and in Dallas County.Airlines: DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field leaders see COVID-19 changing airports like Sept. 11 did.Personal finance: Stimulus checks hit accounts this week, but your bank could withdraw it before you get the chance.

There are:

4,270 confirmed North Texas cases

110 fatalities in North Texas

16,718 confirmed Texas cases

407 fatalities in Texas

2,151,199 confirmed worldwide cases

143,725 worldwide fatalities

541,501 worldwide recoveries

Source: World numbers from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, state and county numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services and The COVID Tracking Project. Map by The Dallas Morning News team.

See an interactive map of cases across the state of Texas here.

By the county

There are:

2,066 confirmed Dallas cases

505 confirmed Collin County cases

564 confirmed Denton County cases

1,094 confirmed Tarrant County cases

41 confirmed Rockwall County cases

You asked: Is a person who recovers from the coronavirus immune?

Our resources team found the answer: Generally, when you recover from a virus, your immune system has cells in the body that “remember” it, and antibodies help fight it off the next time it gets into your system, making you immune. But there’s a lot that still isn’t known about immunity to COVID-19. Doctors have found antibodies in patients who have recovered from the virus, but there are still some questions about how long that immunity may last.

Click here to view where to get tested in North Texas, how to handle unemployment, navigating stay-at-home orders and other coronavirus tips.

Do you have general questions about the virus and its origin? Click here for additional answers to key questions about the virus.

Ask us your questions. As the latest coronavirus developments hit North Texas, we’re asking our readers: What do you want to know about the coronavirus outbreak in Texas? Our reporters will track down the answers.

Chances are you are a teensy bit on edge right now. We get it. If you need a pick-me-up, take a break and check out our collection of stories about what’s going well in our community and world. It is OK to get within six feet of these stories.

Need another reason to smile? Though NorthPark Center has temporarily closed it doors due to the coronavirus, the mall’s beloved pianist is performing live concerts on Facebook and Instagram.

Brad Hanson, who has been playing the piano at NorthPark Mall for 11 years, plays the piano Friday, April 10, 2020 at his home in Garland, Texas. Since the mall is temporarily closed due to the new coronavirus, Hanson has been playing concerts live on Facebook to bring music into people's homes. (Ryan Michalesko/Staff Photographer)(Ryan Michalesko / Staff Photographer)

We want to hear your stories of resilience. Have you or someone you know had a positive experience during the pandemic? Are you connecting with friends and family in new ways? Share your story.

Looking for more coverage? Read the latest on how the virus is affecting North Texas and beyond.

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