Dallas County sees 68% uptick in average daily cases of coronavirus

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Dallas County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Dallas County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Dallas County. (Community Impact staff)

Dallas County announced May 4 that 237 additional residents have been infected with the coronavirus, setting a new record for the highest daily case count so far.

"Today's numbers continue an upward trend of positive cases," county Judge Clay Jenkins said in a release. "The local public health community is advising unnecessary visits to stores or group settings and to wear a face covering when you go."

Over the weekend, 400 new cases of the virus were confirmed. The county announced 181 new cases May 2 and 234 on May 3.

“I’m hopeful that the medical models will prove correct and [show that] we are nearing the peak,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a May 3 news release. “Much of that will be determined by the choices each one of us makes.”

Since Saturday, eight more residents died from the virus: an Irving man in his 20s, an Irving man in his 60s, a Richardson man in his 70s, a Grand Prairie man in his 70s, a Dallas woman in her 70s, two Dallas men in their 80s, and a Mesquite man in his 90s.


The average case count last week surpassed that of the prior week by nearly 68%. On average, 141 people were diagnosed each day between April 26-May 2. The county also saw a 36% increase in deaths week over week, Jenkins said in a May 2 statement.

The countywide total is 4,370 cases, which includes 114 deaths.

Dallas County coronavirus updates and information can be found here.
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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