Dallas County reported 460 more confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, including 455 which the county considers new and five from previous months. One new COVID-19 death was also reported.
Labs either report coronavirus cases directly to the county health department or to the state health department, which then relays the information to individual counties. Of cases reported Saturday, Dallas County health officials said 167 came from the state’s reporting system, including one from March, four from September and 162 from October. The remaining 293 cases were reported directly to the county health department.
The latest victim was a woman in her 80s who lived in a long-term care facility in Richardson. She died at the facility and did not have any underlying health conditions.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urged people to continue following public health precautions including social distancing and masking wearing, citing an increase in the county’s hospitalizations.