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COVID-19 updates: Texas passes total coronavirus cases in New York on Friday

Texas has reported 420,946, more than New York's 415,014 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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As of Friday, Texas has tallied more coronavirus cases than New York. 

Texas health officials reported 8,839 new confirmed cases and 295 deaths Friday. New York reported 644 new confirmed cases and five deaths. 

New York was once the hotspot for COVID-19 in the United States. Texas, Florida and California have surpassed New York's total. 

Texas has reported 420,946 cases and 6,569 deaths since March. New York has recorded 415,014 confirmed cases and more than 25,000 deaths. 

Harris County has reported the most cases in the state, followed by Dallas County with more than 49,000 total cases. 

On Friday, Dallas County reported 707 new cases, and Tarrant County reported 587. 

Tarrant health officials reported 18 additional coronavirus-related deaths on Friday. And Dallas County reported seven. Denton County reported one. 

The youngest was a man in his 30s from Haltom City. Health officials said most of the recent deaths were of people who had underlying health conditions. 

Dallas County health officials said on Friday more than 2,050 children under 18 have tested positive for the coronavirus since July 1. That number was around 1,800 on Thursday. 

In July, 52 children have been hospitalized with the disease. 

In Dallas County, emergency room visits for coronavirus-like symptoms continue to be high, health officials said, accounting for 22% of visits in a 24-hour period ending July 30. 

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said daily case totals have dropped since more than two weeks of 1,000 daily cases earlier in July, but new cases remain about four times than when reopening began in May. 

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Tarrant County reports 18 additional deaths

Since tracking began in March, 381 people have died from COVID-19 in Tarrant County, according to health officials.

There have been 28,410 total cases tallied since March. Health officials say that more than 14,000 people have recovered from the disease. 

Health officials reported the latest deaths were: 

  •  A Haltom City man in his 30s
  • A Fort Worth woman in her 40s
  • A White Settlement man in his 60s
  • A Fort Worth man in his 60s
  • A Grand Prairie man in his 60s
  • An Arlington man in his 70s
  • A Fort Worth man in his 70s
  • A Fort Worth woman in her 70s
  • A Mansfield man in his 70s 
  • A Richland Hills man in his 70s 
  • A White Settlement man in his 70s
  • An Azle woman in her 80s
  • A Fort Worth woman in her 80s
  • A Hurst man in his 80s
  • A Lake Worth man in his 80s 
  • A Fort Worth man in his 80s 
  • A Fort Worth woman in her 90s
  • An Azle woman in her 90s

Dallas County reports 7 new coronavirus-related deaths

There have been 671 confirmed coronavirus deaths since tracking began in March, and 49,976 total cases. 

A majority of the people who have died have had underlying conditions, health officials have said. 

On Friday, seven additional deaths were reported: 

  •  A Dallas woman in her 40s
  • A Garland woman in her 60s 
  • A Dallas man in his 60s. He had been a resident at a long-term care facility 
  • A Dallas man in his 60s who had been a resident at a long-term care facility. He did not have underlying health conditions. 
  • A Lancaster woman in her 60s. She died in an emergency department. 
  • A Grand Prairie man in his 60s 
  • A Dallas man in his 70s. 

Denton County reports 1 death, 122 new cases 

Denton County health officials reported Friday one additional coronavirus death and 122 new cases. 

A man in his 70s who was a resident of Avalon Memory Care in Carrollton is the latest casualty of the disease in Denton County, officials said. 

There have been 54 total deaths from the disease since tracking began. There have been 6,803 total cases confirmed. 

Drive-thru testing site relocating to Eastfield College

Friday will be the last day crews conduct COVID-19 testing at the University of Dallas. 

The drive-thru testing site will relocate Monday to Eastfield College at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite. 

Testing will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Dallas County officials say there will be a 500 test limit each day. 

The testing site is only open to Dallas County or City of Dallas residents, who must have proof of residency. 

The entrance to the testing site will be off of La Prada Drive, and testing tents will be located on Parking Lot 8. 

Individuals could expect to receive their results in 2 to 3 days, according to Dallas County officials. 

RELATED: How to get swab or antibody coronavirus test in Dallas-Fort Worth

More than 2,000 tests conducted at Paul Quinn College 

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson reports that officials tested 2,321 people during a 5-day testing blitz at Paul Quinn College. The testing blitz ended Wednesday. 

Free masks were also handed out during the testing blitz. The college and its partners ordered 2,000 masks for community members.

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