According to health officials from Dallas County, nine more people tested positive for COVID-19, making a total of 28.
The cases include two women in their twenties, a man in their thirties, a woman in their forties, two women in their fifties, a man in their sixties and a woman in their seventies. Five of the patients are hospitalized and three of them are in critical condition. Four of the patients are self-isolating at home.
Eight of the cases involve residents of Dallas and one is Irving residents.
To protect their privacy, no further information about the patients is published.
“As we warned you, the test data is far behind the local situation. Today we have five new cases of likely community expansion. It is imperative that you make informed decisions about your personal responsibility decisions, ”said Clay Jenkins, a judge in Dallas County. “We need to replace selfishness with sacrifice to protect our senior citizens and vulnerable people. Do not give in to fear, but trust science, the science that will be your road map to the safety of you and your family. Replace panic with prayer and personal responsibility. We can do that in northern Texas, but it takes us all. The life you save could be that of your nana. ”
Of the 28 cases in the county, four are outside the county who are or were in the Dallas county.
How to avoid COVID-19 infection:
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus. These are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday measures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Do not touch eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
* Information from Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office