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COVID-19 updates: Dallas County reaches new daily record of 1,267 confirmed cases

Tarrant County has reported 768 total deaths since tracking began in March. This is the second most reported in North Texas behind Dallas County.
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from study participants in the specimen processing lab, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Miami. The volunteers are taking part in testing the NIH funded Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez)

Dallas County reached a new record of daily reported cases Tuesday with 1,267 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 104,451 cases since tracking began in March.

The state also reported a record daily high of new cases with 10,865 positive cases. The seven-day average of new cases is up 112% in the past month.

Dallas County also reported two new deaths including a Dallas woman in her 60s and a Dallas man in his 70s. Both had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, including 134 probable cases, Tuesday's daily case county is the largest the county has seen other than days with backlogs reported.

"We are 7-10 days away from reaching our highest COVID hospitalization census to date if we do not immediately renew our resolve and change our behaviors," Jenkins said.

Dallas County:
Nov. 9: 1,248 new cases
Nov. 8: 848 new cases
Nov. 7: 876 new cases
Nov. 6: 1,276 new cases
Nov. 5: 868 new cases

Statewide, there are 6,170 people hospitalized with COVID-19, which is the highest since Aug. 18.

Hospitalizations are up 70% in the past month.

Tarrant County inmate dies of COVID-19

A 60-year-old inmate at the Tarrant County Jail died of COVID-19 Monday night, officials said Tuesday.

The inmate was originally booked at the jail in May on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The inmate was moved to John Peter Smith Hospital on Nov. 3.

The inmate's name was not released. No other information was available.

Tarrant County reports 5 new deaths Tuesday

Tarrant County health officials are reporting five new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, bringing the total to 768 since the first reported death in March.

The deaths include North Richland Hills man in his 80s, a Fort Worth man in his 60s, a Bedford woman in her 60s, an Arlington man in his 50s and Fort Worth man in his 20s. All had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Local officials also reported 925 new COVID-19 cases after they added 1,525 cases on Monday. 

Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said there is a "definite observable trend" with more young people getting sick.  

Taneja said about 27% of the county's COVID-19 cases are people 25 and younger.

However, 71% (539) of the county's deaths are people 65 and older. Only 5% (37) are people 25 to 44 years old.

New daily cases have been increasing in the past week in the county. 

Tarrant County:

  • Nov. 10: 925 new cases
  • Nov. 9: 1,525 new cases                                                                              
  • Nov. 8: 456 new cases
  • Nov. 7: 1,062 new cases
  • Nov. 6: 952 new cases
  • Nov. 5: 938 new cases

Collin County sets new record for hospitalizations

Collin County health officials reported Tuesday that a county record 272 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

There were 220 people hospitalized Monday and 176 people hospitalized Sunday.

The increase of 96 COVID-19 patients from Sunday to Tuesday is the most added over a two-day period in Collin County.

The previous single-day record happened on July 21 and 22 when there were 223 hospitalized because of the virus.

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