Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Dallas County Residents

Date Last UpdatedCumulative COVID-19 CasesDeaths from COVID-19
August 5, 2022655,3696,621
Note: Count does not include positive results from persons who reside out-of-state or outside of Dallas County. 

As of 12:00 PM August 5, 2022, DCHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 533,925 (+726) confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. The cumulative total probable case count in Dallas County is 121,168 (+168). A total of 369 cases of COVID-19 were reported within 14 days of specimen collection date, and a total of 6,621 deaths in Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:  

  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.              
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. She expired in hospice and had underlying high risk health conditions

To date, a total of 3,040 cases with SARS-CoV-2 variants have been identified and investigated in residents of Dallas County, including: 289 cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha); 4 cases of B.1.351 (Beta); 1,886 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta); 31 cases of B.1.427 (Epsilon);  29 cases of P.1 (Gamma);  15 cases of B.1.526 (Iota); 5 cases of C.37 (Lambda); 4 cases of B.1.621 (Mu); 774 cases of B.1.1.529 (Omicron); and 3 cases of P.2 (Zeta). Five hundred and seven cases have been hospitalized and 71 have died. Ninety-two COVID-19 variant cases were reinfections. One thousand and ninety-two people were considered fully vaccinated before infection with a COVID-19 variant.

For week 30, area hospital labs have continued to report elevated numbers and proportions of respiratory specimens that are positive for other respiratory viruses by molecular tests: parainfluenza (4.52%), rhinovirus/enterovirus (26.92%), and RSV (13.59%).

There are currently 72 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 7,073 residents and 4,757 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 1,406 have been hospitalized and 939 have died. About 16% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

There have been 22 outbreaks of COVID-19 in a congregate-living facility (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) reported within the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 1,247 residents and staff members (932 residents and 315 staff) in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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

Archived Dallas County COVID-19 Epidemiology reports from March 2020 to December 2020 are available at: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus/summaries.php.

COVID-19 Data Summaries for Dallas County, TX

This data is updated weekly by DCHHS

DCHHS COVID-19 Weekly Summary: August 5, 2022

Summaries are archived here.

For DFW COVID-19 forecasting data, please see the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's model here.