Dallas County adds 2 COVID-19 deaths, 102 cases; Jenkins says week was one of least deadly of last year – The Dallas Morning News

Dallas County reported two more COVID-19 deaths and 102 new coronavirus cases Saturday.

The latest victims were a Dallas woman in her 40s and a Glenn Heights woman in her 60s. Both had underlying high-risk health conditions.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that this week was one of the least deadly of the last year, with the county reporting 17 COVID-19 deaths from Monday to Saturday. He cautioned people to do the right thing and get vaccinated as the weather heats up.

Unvaccinated people tend to be around other unvaccinated people, Jenkins said. If you are still unvaccinated, now is the time to get vaccinated before indoor gatherings increase the risk of you contracting this serious and potentially deadly virus. "

Of the new cases, 90 were confirmed and 12 were probable. The numbers bring the countys overall case total to 305,400, including 262,178 confirmed and 43,222 probable. The death toll is 4,109.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks is 110. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 100.

According to the state, 1,231,149 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 1,029,102 47.2% of the countys population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

Across the state, 2,004 more cases were reported Saturday, including 1,579 new cases and 425 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 17 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 51,017.

Of the new cases, 1,125 were confirmed and 454 were probable. Of the older cases, 362 were confirmed and 63 were probable.

The states case total is now 2,975,175, including 2,536,217 confirmed and 438,958 probable.

According to the state, 13,548,219 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 11,401,127 47.4% of the states population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

Tarrant County reported one death and 129 cases Saturday.

The latest victim was an Arlington woman in her 70s who had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of the new cases, 84 were confirmed and 45 were probable. The numbers bring the countys case total to 262,463, including 219,347 confirmed and 43,116 probable. The death toll is 3,555.

According to the state, 918,118 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 794,479 45.7% of the countys population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

The state added one death and 12 cases to Collin Countys totals Saturday.

No details about the latest victim were available.

Of the new cases, 11 were confirmed and one was probable. The numbers bring the countys case total to 92,500, including 75,694 confirmed and 16,806 probable. The death toll is 840.

According to the state, 568,202 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 493,082 57% of the countys population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

Denton County no longer releases COVID-19 data over the weekend.

As of Friday, the county had a total of 76,705 COVID-19 cases, including 56,201 confirmed and 20,504 probable. The death toll stood at 604.

According to the state, 443,376 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 381,760 50.9% of the countys population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.

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