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Dallas County reports 5 coronavirus deaths, 170 new cases; Collin, Denton counties add 2 deaths each



DALLAS, TX – Dallas County reported five more COVID-19 deaths and 170 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

The latest victims were two Duncanville men, in their 50s and 70s, a Dallas woman in her 70s, an Irving man in his 70s and a Seagoville man in his 70s. All five had underlying high-risk health conditions.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that nearly half of Dallas County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine and that doses are now widely available for anyone 16 and older.

“It’s a great extra Mother’s Day gift to let mom know you’re vaccinated and protected,” Jenkins said.

Of the new cases, 109 were confirmed and 61 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 299,581, including 258,004 confirmed and 41,577 probable. The death toll is 3,913.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the past two weeks is 232. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 256.

Health officials use hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and emergency room visits as key metrics to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. In the 24-hour period that ended Monday, 190 COVID-19 patients were in acute care in hospitals in the county. During the same period, 343 ER visits were for symptoms of the disease.

According to the state, 1,010,072 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 720,750 — 35.5% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.