The Dallas County Well being Division is reporting 597 new COVID-19 instances Tuesday, and no coronavirus-related deaths for the primary time since Oct. 19.
Of the 597 instances reported, 419 have been confirmed and 178 have been possible, based on Dallas County Well being and Human Companies. DCHHS stated 263 of the instances got here from the DSHS backlog and all however one have been from this month.
As instances within the county have risen steadily since mid-September, Dallas County’s high elected official urged residents to make “good selections.”
“We all know what to do, we simply must do it,” Dallas County Choose Clay Jenkins stated. “Put on your masks and keep away from crowds. This isn’t a yr the place we need to trick-or-treat door to door or go to Halloween events.”
Based on information from the state well being division, hospitalizations in Texas are up once more Tuesday to greater than 5,500, together with 1,475 in Dallas-Fort Price.
The county has now gathered 94,358 confirmed instances of the virus since testing started in March. The county stated there have been 1,101 confirmed deaths attributed within the county to the virus, which, based on Dallas County Well being and Human Companies Director Dr. Philip Huang, is now the third main explanation for demise within the county behind ailments of the guts and cancers.
Jenkins stated that voting in particular person in Dallas County is secure and that the county has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on disinfectants, plexiglass screens and different precautions to make sure that voters are secure. Voters may see a stay, color-coded map exhibiting the approximate wait instances at polling places in Dallas County in order that they’ll see which polls are least crowded and the place voting will be achieved shortly. See the map here.