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.