Dallas County Ends Week of ‘Explosive Growth’ With Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Case Count
Health officials in Dallas County on Saturday reported the county’s highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases yet, as hospitalizations rise and several schools return to virtual instruction.
The county reported 1,543 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and the death of a Dallas man in his 90s who had been critically ill in an area hospital. The man had underlying health conditions.
Of the cases reported Saturday, 1,454 were confirmed and 89 were probable, which means an antigen test confirmed the result. Since March, Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported 107,741 confirmed cases and 9,685 probable cases, or those confirmed by antigen tests.
“Not including the week we reported a very large backlog in cases from the state’s reporting system, the numbers…