Dallas County reports one death, 61 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Monday

Dallas County reported one more death and 61 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Monday.

The man who died was a Dallas resident in his 40s who was found dead in his home, officials said. He had other high-risk chronic health conditions.

The new cases brings the number of Dallas County’s total cases to 549.

Dallas County leads the state with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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Denton County reported its third death and 26 new cases on Monday for a total of 191. The patient who died was a woman in her 60s.

“This situation underscores the need to follow the Stay at Home mandate,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said. “We need everyone’s cooperation to help protect the health of all our residents, especially our most vulnerable.”

Tarrant County reported 16 new cases on Monday for a total of 155. There are cases in 21 cities countywide.

Late Monday night, Ellis County officials announced a 90-year-old man from Midlothian had died from the virus. That brings the total confirmed cases in Ellis County to 16.

Coronavirus health tips

While COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus, daily precautions recommended to prevent respiratory illnesses are the same:

•  Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•  Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.

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•  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•  Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.

•  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

•  Get a flu shot. (Although the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is flu season.)


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