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More than 58,000 people across North Texas have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and health officials have reported at least 850 deaths from COVID-19 across North Texas.
The first local case was announced on March 9 in Collin County.
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Below is a list of cases, which will be continuously updated as new information is provided by officials.
Number of cases: 25,840 positive cases among Dallas County residents; 395 deaths
For the third day in a row, Dallas County has surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19. Sunday afternoon, county officials announced 1,062 new cases in a single day, one of the highest numbers since tracking began in March.
No new deaths, however, were reported.
"Please move from selfishness to sacrifice for the benefit of your neighbors and community health and wear a mask within six feet of people outside your home," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted.
Number of cases: 16,180 positive cases; 254 deaths; 7,018 recoveries
Tarrant County health officials reported 595 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths Wednesday afternoon.
The victims ranged from men in their 60s to a woman in her 90s. All of the victims had underlying health conditions, officials say.
The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 also increased by 50 patients, bringing the countywide total to 635.
Number of cases: 3,948 positive cases, 53 deaths, 2,918 recoveries
Collin County health officials reported 123 newly confirmed cases and three new deaths related to COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon.
Officials say the three victims include a 69-year-old Dallas man with no underlying health conditions, a 73-year-old man, and an 87-year-old woman. Both were from McKinney and had preexisting health conditions, county officials say.
The new numbers bring the countywide total to 3,948, including 53 deaths and at least 2,918 recoveries.
Number of cases: 3,582 positive cases, 37 deaths, 1,290 recoveries
Denton County Public Health announced 123 new confirmed cases Wednesday, July 8, increasing the county's total to 3,582 cases since tracking began in March.
Twenty-two more people have recovered, bringing the the total to 1,290.
At least 37 people who had the novel coronavirus have died since tracking began, records show.
Ellis, Navarro counties
Number of cases: 820 positive cases, 19 deaths, 372 recoveries
State health officials reported 109 new cases Tuesday since the last update on Saturday, June 27. The countywide total of COVID-19 cases is now 820.
Number of cases: 396 positive cases, 6 deaths, 233 recoveries
- July 7: There are 396 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, according to county officials. There have been 233 recoveries.
Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall counties
Number of cases: 637 positive cases, 8 deaths, 156 recoveries
- July 7: County officials said there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total to 637 positive cases since tracking began in March.
Number of cases: 828 positive cases, 5 death, 421 active cases
- July 7: The Texas Department of State and Health services said Kaufman County has 828 cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Number of cases: 423 positive cases, 17 deaths, 317 recoveries
- July 7: County officials announced 33 new cases, bringing the total to 423 since tracking began in March. There are currently 89 active cases.
Erath, Hood, Johnson counties
Number of cases: 246 positive cases, 1 death, 38 recoveries
- July 7: County officials reported there have been 246 positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began in March. There are currently 207 active cases.
Number of cases: 131 positive cases, 5 deaths, 42 recoveries
- July 6: Hood County health officials said there have been 36 new cases since the last report. There has been a total of 131 cases since tracking began in March. There are 84 active cases.
Number of cases: 589 positive cases, 4 deaths, 345 recoveries
- July 6: County officials said there have been 589 total cases since tracking began in March.
Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise counties
Palo Pinto County
Number of cases: 47 positive cases, 2 deaths, 12 recoveries
- July 7: There have now been 47 total cases in the county since tracking began in March, according to state officials.
Number of cases: 388 positive cases, 1 death, 255 recoveries
- July 7: There are 44 new cases of COVID-19, according to county officials. There are now 388 total cases and 132 active cases.
Number of cases: 160 positive cases, 5 deaths, 106 recoveries
- July 7: County officials announced 160 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 49 active cases and 5 deaths.
Henderson, Van Zandt counties
Number of cases: 117 positive cases, 4 deaths, 73 recoveries
- July 7: County officials announced 117 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 40 active cases and 4 deaths.
Van Zandt County
Number of cases: 123 positive cases, 3 deaths, 35 recoveries
- July 5: County officials said there were five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 123 since tracking began in March.
Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River counties
Number of cases: 97 positive cases, 1 death, 42 active cases
- July 7: County officials announced 97 total cases of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March. There are currently 42 active cases.
Number of cases: 122 positive cases, 7 deaths, 55 recoveries
- July 7: State officials announced 10 new cases, bringing the total to 122 since tracking began in March.
Number of cases: 688 positive cases, 5 deaths, 613 recoveries
- July 7: County officials announced 40 new cases of COVID-19. Cases in the county now total 688 people, officials said, with eight people currently hospitalized.
Number of cases: 332 positive cases, 13 deaths, 195 recoveries
- July 5: County officials announced 7 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total count to 332 since testing began in March. There are currently 195 recoveries.
Red River County
Number of cases: 117 positive cases, 12 deaths, 39 active cases
- July 5: There are 117 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, according to state officials. There have been 12 deaths.
Comanche, Hill counties
Number of cases: 60 positive cases, 2 death, 22 recoveries
- July 7: Sixty people have now tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said. There are 36 active cases in the county.
- May 1: Officials announced the first death of a Comanche County resident from COVID-19. The resident died outside of the county and officials did not share any additional information. The county has had a total of four positive cases reported since the outbreak began. All three other people have been cleared from isolation by the state health department. Nine people are awaiting test results, with 141 tests having been done so far.
Number of cases: 97 positive cases, 2 death, 17 recoveries
- July 7: County officials said there have been a total of 97 cases along with 68 active cases.
Symptoms of coronavirus
At this time there is no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is spread person-to-person.
According to the CDC, spread is happening mainly between people who are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The droplets land on the noses and mouths of other people, who then inhale them.
The CDC says it may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread.
As the virus was discovered just a few months ago, more research is required to learn more about the spread pattern of the virus.
Health experts recommend taking the following preventative actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US
WFAA digital producers Jozelyn Escobedo, Jennifer Prohov and Jake Harris along with WFAA reporter Jay Wallis contributed to this report.
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