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COVID-19 updates: Rowlett High cancels varsity football games through Oct. 9 after player tests positive

Garland ISD said out of an abundance of caution, other team members will quarantine for 14 days.
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A social distancing reminder sits on the floor of an empty hallway at Stephens Elementary School in Rowlett, Texas, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Rowlett High School has canceled its varsity football games through Oct. 9 after a player tested positive for COVID-19. 

Garland ISD said out of an abundance of caution, other team members will quarantine for 14 days.

In a news release, district officials said families of quarantined players have been notified and given resources to monitor for symptoms. 

Garland ISD students, staff, and families are also able to receive free COVID-19 testing at Ayman Care.

The game that was originally planned for Oct. 9 will now be rescheduled. 

Dallas County adds 772 new COVID-19 cases

Local officials in Dallas County reported 772 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, which brings the total case count to 82,161 since tracking began in March.

The county also reported one new COVID-19 death, which was a Dallas man in his 80s who had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Dallas County has now had 1,022 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said 486 of these 772 cases came from the state’s electronic laboratory reporting system which has had significant lags in reporting.

Tarrant County surpasses 50,000 total cases

Tarrant County surpassed 50,000 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, according to health officials. 

Tracking for the novel coronavirus began in March after the first positive case in the county was confirmed.

The county exceeded 40,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Aug. 24. 

According to the county's public dashboard, more than 650 people have died from COVID-19.

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