Dallas County health officials say nine other people tested positive for the COVID-19 test, bringing the total to 28.
Cases include two 20 year old women, a 30 year old man, a 40 year old woman, two 50 year old women, a 60 year old man and a 70 year old woman. Five of the patients are hospitalized and three of them are in critical condition. Four of the patients isolate themselves at home.
Eight of the cases concern Dallas residents and one is from Irving.
No further patient information will be released to protect their privacy.
“As we warned you, test data is well behind the situation on the field. Today we have five new cases of probable community spread. It is imperative that you exercise sound decision-making in your personal responsibility decisions, “said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.” We must replace selfishness with sacrifice if we are to protect our elders and the most vulnerable among us. fear, rather trust in science, the science that will be your roadmap to protect you and your family. Replace panic with prayer and personal responsibility. We can do it in North Texas, but it takes us all. Life that you save could be your Nana. ”
Of the county’s 28 cases, four are out-of-county residents who visit or visit Dallas County.
How to avoid the COVID-19 infection:
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these daily actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Cover the cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
* Information shared by the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott