Dallas County Reports Record 36 Deaths, 704 New Coronavirus Cases

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported a record of 36 new deaths in a single day, and 704 new positive coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

"Today’s 36 deaths is a new single day reporting record and is a somber reminder of the seriousness of this outbreak" said Judge Jenkins on social media. "We must continue the spirit of sacrifice for the community good that has led people to forgo unnecessary trips, stay home as much as possible."

The youngest was a man in his 40s with underlying health conditions, accoring to reports.

NEW: Dallas County Reports Record Number of Deaths at 36 and 704 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases pic.twitter.com/igBs26uOts

— Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) July 29, 2020

Close to 49,000 people in Dallas County have the virus and 658 have died.

Over 1,800 children under the age of 18 have gotten the virus since July 1st and 38 have been hospitalized.