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COVID-19 Update

As of 11:00am July 28, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 789 additional confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 48,028, including 622 confirmed deaths.The DCHHS strongly recommends Dallas County residents, students, workers, and visitors to stay home and follow safety precautions when outside to prevent the further spread of this pandemic. High-risk individuals are especially vulnerable and should be taking cautionary measures.

High-Risk Individuals Are People That Meet Any One of the Following Criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Have an underlying medical condition:
    • Lung disease including moderate to severe asthma and COPD
    • Serious heart conditions and hypertension
    • Immunocompromised (including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplants, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications)
    • Are obese
    • Have diabetes
    • Have chronic kidney disease or are undergoing dialysis
    • Have liver disease

If you or someone you know is at high-risk, please see these guidelines for Dallas County:

https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Dallas-HighRiskGuidelines.pdf

The following preventive measures should be taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).

Dallas County COVID-19 General Guidelines:

https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Dallas-CovidGeneralGuidelines-060620.pdf

Dallas County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Over Zip Codes as of 7/27/2020:

https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/hhs-zipcodes/DC-Cases-ZipCode-072720.pdf

Please visit the DCHHS Novel Coronavirus webpage for FAQs and other resources that can be shared with members of the community:

https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php

For any questions, please contact the Texas Department of State Health Services hotline as an additional resource about novel coronavirus:

Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov

Phone:* Dial 2‑1‑1, then choose Option 6.

Hours: 24/7

*If you experience difficulty when dialing 2-1-1, please email coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov.

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