DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 78 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 247.
The sixth death from the virus being reported, is of a woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the city of Garland.
She had been hospitalized and did not have other high-risk chronic health conditions, according to a release from the Dallas County Health department.
“Today’s steep increase in cases is an urgent reminder that Governor Abbott should heed the pleas of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. We can’t wait any longer. I once again ask all North Texas counties to immediately move to the Dallas “Stay Home Stay Safe” model as some did yesterday. That’s our best chance to flatten the curve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.