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Dallas County reports 679 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in weekend totals

Dallas County reports 679 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in weekend totals

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Dallas County on Tuesday reported a three-day total of 679 new coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths.

The latest victims included one person in his 20s and two in their 30s. One of them, a Dallas woman in her 30s, did not have underlying high-risk health conditions, County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement.

Jenkins encouraged people to share their vaccination stories this Thanksgiving with loved ones who are hesitant to get immunized.

“Let them know that they are important to you, and you want them to be around for many Thanksgivings to come,” he said.

Of the new cases, 567 were confirmed and 112 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 412,507, including 348,427 confirmed and 64,080 probable. The death toll is 5,197.

Dallas County no longer releases coronavirus data on weekends and instead reports three-day totals on Tuesdays.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks is 305. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 362.

The county reported that 134 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,658,353 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,425,297 — 57.9% of the county’s population 5 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Across the state, 3,667 more cases were reported Tuesday, including 3,541 new cases and 126 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 93 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 72,301.

Of the new cases, 2,807 were confirmed and 734 were probable. Of the older cases, 111 were confirmed and 15 were probable.

The state’s case total is now 4,296,053 including 3,569,045 confirmed and 727,008 probable.

There are a total of 2,692 hospitalizations in the state, including 768 in North Texas.

According to the state, 18,419,211 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 15,822,958 — 58.7% of the state’s population 5 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County reported one death and 198 cases Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 168 were confirmed and 30 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 369,762, including 304,847 confirmed and 64,915 probable. The death toll is 4,877.

The county reported that 230 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,231,425 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,085,508 — 55.9% of the county’s population 5 and older — are fully vaccinated.

The state added three deaths and 224 cases to Collin County’s totals Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 170 were confirmed and 54 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 131,941, including 107,093 confirmed and 24,848 probable. The death toll is 1,161.

The county reported that 99 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 719,920 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 634,981 — 65.9% of the county’s population 5 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Denton County reported 146 cases Tuesday. No additional deaths were reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s case total to 110,452, including 79,889 confirmed and 30,563 probable. The death toll is 735.

The county reported that 45 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 562,434 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 503,305 — 60.7% of the county’s population 5 and older — are fully vaccinated.

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: 17,811 cases (13,738 confirmed and 4,073 probable), 223 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 24,241 cases (19,333 confirmed and 4,908 probable), 438 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 34,050 cases (26,819 confirmed and 7,231 probable), 479 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 29,212 cases (23,394 confirmed and 5,818 probable), 568 deaths.

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