Dallas County Experiences Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations as Virus Continues to Spread in DFW


DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Coronavirus cases continue to rise in parts of North Texas as the number of statewide cases surpassed 200,000 on Monday.

Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting a record 1,214 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 27,054, including 401 deaths.

“Today we’ve seen our biggest jump ever in hospitalizations, both in the region and in the county,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We saw 105 more hospitalizations than yesterday, a 16% increase in one day alone. We also reached a new milestone in the number of new COVID -19 cases but it’s the hospitalizations number that we must watch closely.”

Jenkins suggested thinking of hospitalizations as the sickest of the sick, “the part of the iceberg above the water.”

“In order for the numbers to increase dramatically with hospitalizations, the amount of the iceberg underneath the water must grow exponentially,” said Jenkins. “This is what is happening in the community where we are seeing rampant spread.”

The hospital capacity numbers in Dallas, however, remain steady.

Across the metroplex, Tarrant County jumped to 820 new cases Monday and two additional deaths. Those numbers are a combination of cases over the holiday weekend. Collin County reported 186 new cases and an additional death. Denton County with 65 new cases.

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