Updated at 4:31 p.m.: Revised to include vaccination data.

Dallas County reported 18 more COVID-19 deaths and 364 new coronavirus cases Wednesday.

The latest victims were all in their 50s or older. Ten were women and eight were men, and all had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Eight of the victims were Dallas residents, four lived in Garland, three were from Balch Springs, two were from Mesquite and one lived in Coppell.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that to keep numbers low, people need to continue to wear masks, socially distance, wash their hands and sign up to get vaccinated.

“It’s up to all of us to defeat COVID, and together, we will succeed,” Jenkins said.

Of the new cases, 166 were confirmed and 198 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 291,262 — 252,041 confirmed and 39,221 probable. The death toll is 3,527.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the past two weeks is 272. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 361.

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 Tuesday, 173 COVID-19 patients were in acute care in hospitals in the county. During the same period, 395 ER visits were for symptoms of the disease.

According to the state, 623,582 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 336,959 — 16.6% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Texas

According to the state, 7,422,893 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 3,972,931 — 17.7% of the state’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported six deaths and 223 cases Wednesday.

The latest victims were three Arlington residents: a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 90s; two Fort Worth residents: a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s; and a North Richland Hills man in his 50s. All six had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of the new cases, 115 were confirmed and 108 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 250,869 — 211,810 confirmed and 39,059 probable. The death toll is 3,290.

According to the county, 168 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 437,228 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 255,578 — 15.8% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

According to the county, 94 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 294,299 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 157,475 — 19.6% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 129 cases Wednesday. No new deaths were reported.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s case total to 71,881 — 53,313 confirmed and 18,568 probable. The death toll is 466.

According to the county, 41 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state, 210,831 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 126,451 — 18.1% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.



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