Dallas County reports 3,270 coronavirus cases in 3-day total

Table of Contents TexasTarrant CountyCollin CountyDenton CountyOther counties Dallas County reported five more COVID-19 deaths

Dallas County reported five more COVID-19 deaths and 3,270 new coronavirus cases Tuesday in totals that included the weekend.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that the prevalence of the more-contagious delta variant, coupled with stagnant vaccination rates, had created a “very serious” turn of events.

“COVID-19 is spreading out of control in Dallas County, our North Texas region, the state of Texas and throughout much of the nation,” he said. “The delta variant is truly a game changer.”

A forecast from UTSouthwestern Medical Center released Monday estimates that the growth rate of new cases and hospitalizations in Dallas County will continue to increase, with the county reaching more than 2,000 cases a day and 1,500-plus hospitalized patients by late August. Tripling the current pace of vaccinations would drastically lower the peak of hospitalizations the county is on track for later in the fall, the forecast found.

Of the new cases, 2,959 were confirmed and 311 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 326,939, including 280,490 confirmed and 46,449 probable. The death toll is 4,232.

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 898. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 404.

The county reported that 682 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,395,718 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,161,201 — 53.2% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Texas

Across the state, 17,584 more cases were reported Tuesday, including 17,401 new cases and 183 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 84 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 52,555.

Of the new cases, 13,935 were confirmed and 3,466 were probable. Of the older cases, 139 were confirmed and 44 were probable.

The state’s case total is now 3,245,115, including 2,744,957 confirmed and 500,158 probable.

There are a total of 10,041 hospitalizations in the state, including 2,355 in North Texas.

According to the state, 15,389,538 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 12,908,811 — 53.6% of the state’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Doctors look at a lung CT image at a hospital in Xiaogan,China.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported two deaths and 750 cases Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 673 were confirmed and 77 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 281,145, including 234,393 confirmed and 46,752 probable. The death toll is 3,683.

The county reported that 819 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 1,041,623 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 893,834 — 51.4% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

The state added one death and 704 cases to Collin County’s totals Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 572 were confirmed and 132 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 100,111, including 81,713 confirmed and 18,398 probable. The death toll is 870.

The county reported that 294 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 627,493 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 546,710 — 63.2% of the county’s population 12 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Zaniyah Mitchem, 6, asks Ms. Johnson if she can grab her iPad during her first grade general education class on the First day of school on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at H.I. Holland Elementary School in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News)

Denton County

Denton County reported 480 cases Tuesday. No additional deaths were reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s case total to 82,101, including 59,909 confirmed and 22,192 probable. The death toll is 630.

The county reported that 143 people were hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 490,805 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 435,110 — 58.0% 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: 13,186 cases (10,340 confirmed and 2,846 probable), 160 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 17,813 cases (14,600 confirmed and 3,213 probable), 276 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 24,593 cases (19,980 confirmed and 4,613 probable), 327 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 21,400 cases (18,019 confirmed and 3,381 probable), 389 deaths.