Latest in Richardson: Dallas County confirms 124 new cases, 5 deaths

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot courtesy FOX 4 News)
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot courtesy FOX 4 News)

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins speaks at a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot courtesy FOX 4 News)

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The city of Richardson announced in an April 15 press release that it is reopening the Sherrill Park Golf Course under new guidelines. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Richardson. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins presents possible coronavirus case trends March 22. (Screenshot from WFAA-TV)
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Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced a stay-at-home order March 24 to limit the spread of the coronavirus. (Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Over the past week, the number of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care units has surpassed the number of flu patients admitted to Dallas County ICUs during the peak week of the 2019-20 flu season, the county reported. (Community Impact staff)
Editor's note: This is an evolving story. New updates will be posted as they become available.

Updated April 17, 1:33 p.m.

Dallas County has confirmed 124 additional cases of the coronavirus, according to a press release.

This brings the countywide total to 2,190. As of April 16, 36 of those patients are Richardson residents, according to this map.

Five new deaths have also been reported. They include two women and three men, all over the age 60. All deceased patients had been hospitalized, the release stated.


Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Updated April 16, 3:32 p.m.

Starting April 18, all visitors to essential businesses, essential business employees and public transportation users are required to wear a cloth mask, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in an April 16 release.

"We must limit unnecessary trips," he said. "There are a lot more cars on the roads this week. That's a concern. If a few of us slack off on making good personal responsibility decisions, we not only put public health at risk but are prolonging this for ourselves and everyone.”

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed 80 new cases of the novel coronavirus today. This is down from the number of cases reported over the last week, which hovered near 100 most days.

Seven new deaths have also been reported. The patients included five men and two women, all age 60 or older.

The countywide total of cases is now 2,066, including 50 deaths.

Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Updated April 15, 12:58 p.m.

The city of Richardson announced in a press release today that it is reopening the Sherrill Park Golf Course under new guidelines.

This comes after an April 10 announcement that the city would temporarily shutter the course in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide executive order concerning essential services and activities.

Beginning April 16, the golf course will be open to those who book tee times and carts online. Walkups are not allowed, the release stated. Additionally, golfers may not enter the property more than a half-hour before their scheduled tee time.

The city has also put additional safety measures in place, such as removing water coolers, closing the clubhouse and placing cup liners above ground to prevent multiple people from reaching into the same hole. Only one rider per cart is allowed unless a child age 10 or younger is with an adult.

For more information, visit www.cor.net/coronavirus.

Updated April 15, 12:54 p.m.

Dallas County has confirmed 109 additional cases of the coronavirus as well as one new death, according to a press release. The countywide total is now 1,986.

The patient who died was a Garland woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized and did not have any underlying health conditions.

Men have made up almost 70% of coronavirus-related deaths in Dallas County, according to the release. Fourteen of the 43 people who have died were residents of long-term care facilities.

Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Updated April 14, 1:46 p.m.

Ten deaths were reported overnight by Dallas County. Five of the patients who died were residents of long-term care facilities in Dallas.

“Today, we mourn the passing of 10 more of our residents," County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a release. "My heart goes out to their families and all who are suffering during this pandemic."


This is the highest number of deaths since the county began recording data March 20, according to its website. So far, 42 people in Dallas County have died from the virus.

“Once it gets in nursing rooms, it’s really hard to keep it from spreading,” Jenkins said during an April 14 press conference.

The county also confirmed 89 additional cases, bringing the countywide total to 1,877.

The peak of new coronavirus cases in Dallas County is projected to happen at the end of April or early May, according to Jenkins.


Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Updated April 13, 4:49 p.m.

Collin County health officials have announced 19 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

There have now been 472 total confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus in Collin County, and there are 203 active cases as of April 13, the release said.

Two more deaths were reported to Collin County health officials. They included residents of Wylie and McKinney.

Updated April 13, 12:41 p.m.

Dallas County reported 65 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of 10 a.m., bringing the countywide total to 1,788.

A woman in her 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in Dallas has died from the virus, according to a county press release.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said new case numbers may be lower than normal because some testing labs are closed on Sundays.

Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Posted April 13, 8:42 a.m.

Over the weekend, Dallas County reported 186 additional cases and six new deaths, bringing the countywide case count to 1,723, including 31 deaths.

The patients who died included five men and one woman, all of whom were over the age 60.

Dallas County's daily case count reports can be found at this link.

Coronavirus updates from the week of April 6 can be found at this link.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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