x
Breaking News
More () »

Dallas's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Dallas, Texas | WFAA.com

COVID-19 updates: More than 50,000 cases have been reported in Dallas County since March

A man in his 20s with underlying health conditions is among the latest victims to die from COVID-19, officials said.

This story will be updated throughout the day as new information is released.

More than 50,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dallas County since tracking began in March. 

On Saturday, county officials reported 614 cases and 10 new deaths. It's the seventh day in a row that the county has announced less than 1,000 new cases in a single day, according to Judge Clay Jenkins. 

However, this marks the second-deadliest week in the county since the pandemic started, Jenkins said. 

A man in his 20s who had underlying health conditions is among the latest victims to die. The other patients range from a woman in her 30s to a man in his 80s. 

In addition to the newest cases and deaths reported, Jenkins said there were 722 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 by the end of Friday. 

For a daily roundup of the biggest coronavirus news from around North Texas and beyond, sign up for the WFAA COVID-19 email newsletter.

Tarrant County reports 461 new cases

Tarrant County health officials reported 461 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total case count to 28,871 since tracking began in March. 

Officials said so far, 388 residents have died from COVID-19, and 15,182 residents have recovered. 

DeSoto City Hall closed Monday after worker tests positive for COVID-19

The City of DeSoto says its city hall building will be closed Monday, Aug. 3 after an outside contractor hired for an HVAC project tested positive for COVID-19.

The City says the building will undergo a precautionary sanitization. Then, the building will be reopened on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

More than 100 Dallas-Fire Rescue employees have tested positive 

Dallas Fire-Rescue officials announced that as of July 31, a total of 101 firefighters and civilian employees have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Fire officials confirm that 86 of those people have fully recovered and returned to work. Forty-one employees are currently in quarantine for on and off-duty exposures.  

Denton County reports 1 death, 91 new cases

Denton County Public Health announced one more person died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 55 deaths since tracking began in March. The latest victim was a Dallas woman in her 70s.

DCPH also reported 91 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 6,894 cases.

Health officials said 3,745 residents have recovered.

DCPH is set to provide a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Lewisville on Thursday, Aug. 4. The testing center will be held at Westside Baptist Church at 900 Bellaire Blvd from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. All residents who want to get tested must call to pre-register at 940-349-2585. 

Collin County reports 50 new cases

Collin County health officials reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday. There have been a total of 6,400 cases and 4,825 recoveries since tracking began in March.