Dallas County Reports Nine Additional Positive Coronavirus Cases, Three Critical

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas County Health and Human Services reported there are nine additional positive cases of coronavirus in Dallas County on Tuesday.

The nine cases include:

  • Two women in their 20’s, one man in his 30’s, one man and one woman in their 40’s,  two women in their 50’s, one man in his 60’s, one woman in her 70’s,
  • Five patients are hospitalized, including 3 in critical care units; 4 are self-isolating at residences.
  • Eight cases are residents of the city of Dallas and one is a resident of the city of Irving.
  • One case is related to international travel.
  • Three patients are close contacts of a confirmed COVID case.
  • Five have no source or travel risk factor yet identified, and are therefore likely from local community spread.

Additionally, the three in critical condition are a 20-year-old, a 30-year-old and a 60-year-old.

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“As we have warned you, the testing data is well behind the situation on the ground. Today, we have five new cases of likely community spread. It is imperative that you exercise sound decision making in your personal responsibility decisions,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We must replace selfishness with sacrifice if we are to protect our seniors and most vulnerable amongst us. Don’t give into fear, rather have faith in the science, the science that will be your roadmap to keeping you and your family safe. Replace panic with prayer and personal responsibility. We can do this North Texas, but it takes all of us. The life you save may be your Nana’s.”