New COVID-19 cases reported in Dallas County this week down from last week

Dallas County health officials reported 214 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with six more deaths.

This week’s daily average of new cases is 233 cases a day, which is down from 246 last week. There were also 27 deaths this week, which is six less than last week.

This week's total number of deaths from the coronavirus is the lowest county officials have reported since the week of April 19, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

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Saturday’s cases brings the county’s total to 7,250 total cases and 170 deaths.

The stay-at-home order in Dallas County was allowed to expire Friday.

Judge Jenkins said Friday that early indications show the plateau of COVID-19 in the county could have been last week.

Nearly two weeks after businesses re-opened, Dr. Phil Huang said people still need to take precaution to prevent a second surge in cases.

“We hope people are being cautious because that's going to be the recommendation throughout. Practicing the physical distancing, washing their hands, wearing the cloth facial coverings,” he said.

[REPORTER: “It’s been nearly two weeks since the governor’s order to slowly reopen businesses. What have you seen in those two weeks in Dallas County?]

“It’s been, again, pretty much plateaued in terms of new hospital admissions, ICU admissions, hospitalizations for COVID,” Dr. Huang said.

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