DALLAS - Dallas County reported its largest one-day number of COVID-19 cases on Friday just minutes after state officials outlined plans to slowly re-open the Texas economy.
The county reported 124 new cases and five additional deaths, for a total of 2,190 cases and 55 deaths since the pandemic began.
“Today’s numbers illustrate the importance of continuing to make good personal responsibility choices to #FlattenTheCurve,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
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The five deaths included two people who lived at long-term care facilities in Dallas (woman in 60’s, man in 80’s) along with a Dallas woman in her 60’s, Dallas man in his 70’s and Farmers Branch man in his 70’s.
Starting on Saturday, people in Dallas County will be required to wear a face covering/mask while patronizing essential businesses or riding public transportation.
Dallas County has the second-most number of COVID-19 cases in Texas, behind Harris County.