Dallas County Reports 508 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

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DALLAS (KRLD) - The Dallas County Health Department reported 508 new cases of the COVID-19 virus, as well as four additional deaths Wednesday, marking yet another drop in the 7-day average of new cases for the county.

The four latest victims of the pandemic include:

- A Dallas man in his 40s who did not have underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized.

- A Dallas man in his 40s who had underlying high-risk health conditions and who had been critically ill in a hospital ICU.

- A Dallas woman in her 60s who had underlying high-risk health conditions and who had been critically ill in a hospital ICU.

- An Irving man in his 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility and who had underlying high-risk health conditions and who had been critically ill in a hospital ICU.

"Today's four deaths include an otherwise healthy man in his 40s who succumbed to COVID-19," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. This is a somber reminder that although COVID-19 statistically has a worse course on high-risk individuals, it can cause serious damage and even death to otherwise healthy individuals."  

The county has now reported 52,639 cases of the virus since the beginning of the Pandemic. There have been 726 deaths since the outbreak, and COVID-19 is now reportedly the county's leading cause of death.