DFW COVID-19 Infection Rates, Hospitalizations Trending Down

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Dallas Counted Health officials reported 217 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and 24 deaths. And while the numbers are up, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reports infection rates and hospitalizations are actually trending down, which is good news.

"We are seeing a continuing good trend in lowering numbers of infections and hospitalizations. We must not lose our resolve to do the things that have caused that turn in the right direction" said Jenkins.

NEW: Dallas County Reports 217 Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 24 Deaths pic.twitter.com/Q3tRQ6TJHw

— Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) August 25, 2020

Tarrant County Public Health reported 411 new positive coronavirus cases and 4 deaths.

Denton County reported 171 new cases and 5 deaths, and Collin County reports 23 new cases and no deaths. It's the first time Collin County has reported new numbers in nearly a week.