Dallas County reports a total of 514 new positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 20 deaths, including 206 probable cases

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As of 3/11/2022, a total of 585 confirmed and probable cases were reported to the CDC week 9 (week ending 3/5/22), which is a weekly rate of 22.2 new cases per 100,000 population.

During the week ending 3/5/2022, approximately 81% of Dallas County residents age 12 and older received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 98% of residents age 65 and more ; 86% of residents aged 40 to 64; 78% of residents aged 25-39; 67% of residents aged 18-24; and 62% of residents aged 12 to 17. In the cities of Addison, Coppell, Highland Park, Irving and Sunnyvale, more than 92% of residents 18 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the cities of Cedar Hill, Desoto, Farmers Branch, Garland, Lancaster and University Park, more than 80% of residents 18 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of all Dallas County residents tested for COVID-19 by PCR during the week ending 03/05/2022 (CDC week 9), 3.9% respiratory samples tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. During week 9, hospital laboratories in the region continued to report a high number and proportion of respiratory specimens positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular testing: parainfluenza (2.41%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (37.29%) and RSV (2.5%).

There are currently 41 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities. A cumulative total of 6,402 residents and 4,317 healthcare workers at long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,310 were hospitalized and 888 died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 4 outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate living settings (for example, homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway houses) reported in the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 840 residents and 295 staff members at congregate living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

New cases are reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed data dashboards and updated Friday night summary reports available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments /dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/daily-updates. php.

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