Dallas County reports 100 new cases, 2 COVID-19 deaths; Tarrant County reports 2 deaths Dallas County on Wednesday reported triple-digit numbers of new COVID-19 cases for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dallas County on Wednesday reported triple-digit numbers of new COVID-19 cases for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials said there were 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths in the county. The deaths were a man in his 50s from Mesquite and a woman in her 80s from Garland.
The new cases included two more residents at the Edgemere retirement community in North Dallas, bringing the total there to 7. Two people at Edgemere have died. There’s also a second case at the Reserve in Richardson. Dallas County now has 731 confirmed cases and 15 deaths from the virus. The county continues to lead the state in COVID-19 cases. In a digital news conference Wednesday, Dallas County says it's ready for the rise in cases “We have a pretty good capacity right now,” said Dallas County
unity, but certainly any increase is concerning,” Huang said. There’s also a growing concern about available hospital space, ICU beds and enough ventilators. “We've been working with the different hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth. All of these groups are working together with state and federal partners to make sure that we can be as prepared as we can. Certainly we've seen the images of what's going on in New York and other places,” Huang said. He said orders to socially distance and limit person-to-person contact will make a difference. “For the next few weeks, what happens with that physical distancing and people keeping apart and slowing down that spread of the infection is really going to determine what happens with progress on this,” Huang said.