Dallas County reports 104 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 104 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

This brings the county’s total number of cases to 2,428.

The county reported no new deaths from the virus on Sunday.

This was the first day in two weeks that no COVID-19 deaths were reported in Dallas County, though this was the third day in a row of 100 or more cases.

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Of the 60 deaths related to COVID-19 in Dallas County, 23 have been associated with long-term care facilities.

County health officials also report most of the COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization have been over the age of 69, or had at least one high-risk health condition.

Health officials said the peak is still a few weeks away.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins spoke with FOX4 about the extra precautions of wearing a face covering for anyone who goes into a business, like a grocery store or gas station.

He said it's in effort to slow the spread, as we head into the peak of the curve.

“You have small business hanging on by their finger nails. You've got workers who have been laid off, wondering how they are going to pay their rent. It’s a hard thing, but if we don't follow the science, it will hurt all of those things,” Jenkins explained.

Members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano who watched their services online Sunday morning heard Pastor Jack Graham speak with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

The governor talked about the plan to slowly re-open government.

“First, we must put health and safety and lives foremost and protect your health. Second, we want to advance your livelihood, people have been going without paychecks, without money to pay rent,” he said.

President Donald Trump also watched the Prestonwood service from the White House.

April 27 is when more businesses will be given a green light to slowly re-open.

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