CHART: How this week's COVID-19 case counts looked in Dallas County

Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Over 1,000 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in Dallas County between Monday and Friday—May 18-22—of this week.

Daily case counts this week ranged from 183 confirmed cases May 21 to 225 cases May 19. The county saw its highest daily death count May 19, with 14 people succumbing to the virus.

Case numbers are trending lower than weeks prior, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a May 22 release. Additionally, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and intensive care unit admissions have remained relatively flat, he said.

Residents of Dallas County are not yet out of the woods, Jenkins said.

“Unfortunately, none of this leads to the 14-day decline that the doctors have talked about, so we are still in that red, ‘stay home, stay safe' zone,” he said.

Bars were given the green light by Gov. Greg Abbott to open in Texas on May 22, but Jenkins still advised residents to avoid public gatherings.


“If we all make smart decisions, we can make it to a lower threat level where more opportunities for entertainment and commerce are open to us and where less people are getting sick and dying,” he said.
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.