Dallas County reported 11 more COVID-19 deaths and 311 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.
Most of the latest victims were in their 60s or older, but one was a woman in her 30s who lived at a long-term care facility. Eight were men and three were women, and all 11 had underlying high-risk health conditions.
Seven of the victims were Dallas residents and one each lived in Balch Springs, Carrollton, Duncanville and Farmers Branch.
Officials noted that two of the new cases were the B.1.1.7 variant — also known as the U.K. variant — bringing the county’s total to 11. There also has been one reported case of the B.1.526 strain more prevalent in New York.
“The emergence of new more contagious strains is a strong reason to wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and main safe distance,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement.
Of the new cases, 221 were confirmed and 90 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 287,326, including 249,846 confirmed and 37,390 probable. The death toll is 3,320.
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, 246 COVID-19 patients were in acute care in hospitals in the county. During the same period, 301 ER visits were for symptoms of the disease.
According to the state, 458,219 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 243,153 — 12.1% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
Tarrant County reported six deaths and 230 cases Tuesday.
The latest victims were two Arlington women, in their 60s and 80s; two Fort Worth residents, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s; and two Hurst residents, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s. All but one had underlying high-risk health conditions.
Of the new cases, 164 were confirmed and 66 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 247,779, including 209,799 confirmed and 37,980 probable. The death toll is 3,138.
According to the county, 270 people are hospitalized with the virus.
According to the state, 347,245 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 196,687 — 12.3% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
Denton County reported 16 deaths and 341 cases Tuesday.
The latest victims were mostly in their 60s and older. Eleven were men and five were women. Three each lived in Carrollton, Denton and Pilot Point, two were from Sanger, one each lived in Flower Mound, Lewisville and Plano and two lived in unincorporated areas.
The newly reported cases bring the county’s case total to 70,343, including 52,335 confirmed and 18,008 probable. The death toll is 447.
According to the state, 147,782 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 93,646 — 13.3% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.