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COVID-19 updates: Dallas County reports 1,000 coronavirus cases, 20 new deaths

Statewide, there were 10,745 new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday, a new record in Texas.

This story will be continuously updated. 

The state of Texas reported 10,745 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a new record. There were 87 coronavirus-related deaths reported statewide. The previous record had been on July 11, when 10,351 cases were reported in one day.

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Dallas County reports 1,000 new coronavirus cases, 20 deaths

Dallas County health officials have reported 1,000 new coronavirus cases and 20 additional deaths from the disease Tuesday. 

The county has reported more than 1,000 daily new cases for 12 days straight. 

"With another day of 1,000 cases, we continue to see significant spread in Dallas County," county Judge Clay Jenkins said on Twitter

County leaders recommend people stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus. 

Since tracking began in March, the county has tallied 35,914 cases of the novel coronavirus and 477 deaths from the disease. 

Denton County reports 154 cases, 1 new death

Denton County Public Health reported 154 new cases and one more COVID-19 death Tuesday. This brings the county's total case count to 4,316 and total death toll to 41 since tracking began in March. So far, 2,357 have recovered from the virus in Denton County.

Dallas County reports 20 additional coronavirus deaths 

There were 730 coronavirus patients receiving acute care in Dallas County by Monday afternoon, health officials said. 

The county reported 20 additional deaths from the disease Tuesday. All of those reported dead had been hospitalized. Most had underlying high-risk health conditions. 

The deaths include: 

  • A Grand Prairie man in his 40s 
  • A Dallas man in his 40s
  • A Duncanville man in his 50s who did not have underlying health conditions 
  • A Dallas man in his 50s
  • Two Dallas men in their 60s 
  • Two Dallas women in their 70s 
  • A Dallas man in his 70s who did not have underlying health conditions 
  • A Duncanville man in his 70s 
  • Two Dallas men in their 70s
  • A Cedar Hill woman in her 70s 
  • A Dallas woman in her 70s
  • Two Dallas men in their 80s
  • A Dallas woman in her 80s who had been a resident at a long-term care facility 
  • A Dallas man in his 80s who had been a resident at a long-term care facility 
  • A Dallas man in his 80s who did not have underlying health conditions 
  • A Dallas woman in her 90s who had been a resident at a long-term care facility

Tarrant County reports no new deaths for 2nd day in a row

For the second day in a row, no new deaths related to coronavirus are being reported in Tarrant County. 

During a Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday morning, officials confirmed about 540 new cases will be announced later in the day.

According to the latest numbers on the county's COVID-19 dashboard, 531 new cases are being reported as of Tuesday afternoon.  

Although the county has gone two days without reporting any new deaths, officials say the number of patients hospitalized has increased. There are currently 645 people in the hospital versus 626 reported on Monday. 

More than 9,000 county residents have recovered from the disease since tracking began in March.

Collin County reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths and 115 new cases

Collin County officials reported three more deaths and 115 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the county's case total to 4,685, death toll to 61 and recovery count to 3,681. 

The three people who died were all residents at local care facilities and all had underlying health conditions in addition to COVID-19. 

Those three people have been identified as an 81-year-old Plano man who lived at Arbor Hills Memory Care; a 67-year-old Allen man who lived at Mustang Creek Memory Care; and a 61-year-old Plano man who died at a local hospital.

Texas A&M to provide free COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff

Texas A&M University has announced it will offer free COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff at its 11 campuses. 

Each campus will have a central testing location in which people will use a mouth swab to test for the novel coronavirus, university officials said in a news release.

People will be required to register online before going to the testing site. Once they arrive, trained personnel will monitor individuals as they perform a self-administered test. 

Additional information can be found here. 

Dallas hospital capacity numbers

The city of Dallas released the following numbers as reported by the 25 hospitals Monday: 

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