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COVID-19 updates: Dallas County says 41 cases can be traced back to high school dance at Trinity Christian Academy

During the past 30 days, there have been 1,297 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 425 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County.

Updated Tuesday at 3:56 p.m. with additional information from Trinity Christian Academy.

Tarrant County reported 143 additional coronavirus cases and 13 deaths on Monday. 

Hospital numbers continue to fall, with 209 people hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday, down from 226. That is down from the county's peak of 1,524 patients on Jan. 6.

The additional deaths ranged from a Watuaga man in his 30s to three residents from various parts of the county in their 80s. All 13 had underlying health issues, county officials said.

Since tracking began in March of 2020, Tarrant County has reported 3,222 deaths and 239,006 positive cases.

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Dallas County says 41 COVID-19 cases can be traced back to high school dance

Dallas County is reporting 484 new, confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, including 41 cases that county officials say can be traced back to a high school dance and dinner on March 13.

Trinity Christian Academy in Addison confirmed that some students tested positive for COVID-19 and contact tracing shows the cases "likely stem from during spring break, an off-campus dance and other activities in homes."

"We are taking extra precautions by switching to remote learning for some Upper School grades and have canceled extra-curricular activities for a portion of our student community in the Upper School," said TCA Headmaster Dave Delph.

The students who tested positive are isolating at home and close contacts are quarantining.

In addition to those school-related cases, nine more cases in the county were reported among students and coaches that were associated with outbreaks in two high school basketball teams.  

During the past 30 days, there have been 1,297 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 425 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County.

Dallas County also reported 10 deaths Monday, which range from a Dallas man in his 40s to a Grand Prairie woman in her 80s.

So far during the pandemic, the county has reported a cumulative total of 250,888 confirmed cases, 37,812 probable cases and 3,394 deats due to the coronavirus.

Denton County adds 186 new cases, no deaths

Denton County reported an additional 186 COVID-19 cases on Monday. 

County officials said 71,071 cases have been confirmed during the pandemic and 62,390 people have recovered. The county has also had 453 deaths.

Vaccine site opens Tuesday in Fort Worth's Stop Six neighborhood

A new vaccine site is opening in Fort Worth's Stop Six neighborhood, through a partnership between the county and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. 

The clinic will operate at Brighter Outlook, Inc., which is operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Its goal is to reach historically underserved and hard-to-reach communities, according to organizers.

Vaccines will be distributed by appointment only, organizers said. In addition, HSC student volunteers will host a registration drive to help residents with lack of internet or technical abilities get signed up to be vaccinated.

Tarrant County will schedule appointments and allocate doses for the facility, officials said.

900,000+ COVID-19 vaccine doses to be distributed across Texas

Texas will receive more than 900,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the coming week. 

In the largest counties in North Texas, the distributions are as follows: 

  • Dallas: 59,300
  • Tarrant: 48,120
  • Collin: 32,400
  • Denton: 6,080

None of Denton County's first doses will go to the Texas Motor Speedway site. State health officials told WFAA on Sunday that Denton County Public Health has enough doses on hand for the week.