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Coronavirus death toll in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties passes 10,000

Coronavirus death toll in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties passes 10,000

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Dallas County reported 16 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,582 new coronavirus cases Friday.

The total number of deaths in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties has now surpassed 10,000. The 10,006 deaths in those four counties account for nearly 20% of the state’s toll from COVID-19.

One of the latest Dallas County victims was an infant boy, health officials said. Although younger people have had fewer severe cases of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, the recent surge in cases — fueled mainly by the highly contagious delta variant — has led to more hospitalizations than previous waves among children, many of whom cannot yet be vaccinated.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, buoyed Friday by the White House’s vaccination push, continued to urge residents to get inoculated against the virus.

“Don’t wait for anything. Get vaccinated and let’s get this behind us,” he said.

Dallas County

Of the new cases, 1,328 were confirmed and 254 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 366,278, including 312,644 confirmed and 53,634 probable. The death toll is 4,423.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks is 1,323. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 1,253.

The county reported that 1,040 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,511,883 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,266,437 — 58.1% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Texas

Across the state, 24,059 more cases were reported Friday, including 23,706 new cases and 353 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 400 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 58,332.

Of the new cases, 19,486 were confirmed and 4,220 were probable. Of the older cases, 178 were confirmed and 175 were probable.

The state’s case total is now 3,787,220, including 3,176,127 confirmed and 611,093 probable.

There are a total of 13,422 hospitalizations in the state, including 3,607 in North Texas.

According to the state, 16,750,800 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 14,098,735 — 58.6% of the state’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 18 deaths and 1,880 cases Friday.

Of the new cases, 1,388 were confirmed and 492 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 319,204, including 265,790 confirmed and 53,414 probable. The death toll is 3,980.

The county reported that 1,163 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,126,472 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 973,449 — 56.0% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

The state added five deaths and 480 cases to Collin County’s totals Friday.

Of the new cases, 345 were confirmed and 135 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 116,337, including 95,295 confirmed and 21,042 probable. The death toll is 936.

The county reported that 504 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 667,434 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 586,720 — 67.8% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 464 cases Friday. No additional deaths were reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s case total to 93,227, including 68,047 confirmed and 25,180 probable. The death toll is 667.

The county reported that 213 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 522,224 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 463,976 — 61.8% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Other counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 15,337 cases (12,051 confirmed and 3,286 probable), 184 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 21,048 cases (17,108 confirmed and 3,940 probable), 327 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 29,041 cases (23,389 confirmed and 5,652 probable), 366 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 24,348 cases (20,206 confirmed and 4,142 probable), 433 deaths.

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