There were 97 new cases of the novel coronavirus diagnosed in Richardson residents between July 3-16, according to Dallas and Collin counties.
The majority of new cases have been residents from the 75080 ZIP code, which saw at least 52 new cases during that time frame. This brings the total number of cases in Richardson to 659, data shows.
In Dallas County, there were 7,635 new cases of the novel coronavirus between July 10-16, according to the county. This is down by 1.8% from the prior seven-day period, when the county reported 7,771 new cases. The total number of cases in Dallas County was 39,191 as of July 17, according to the county.
In Collin County, there were 145 new cases of the novel coronavirus between July 10-16, according to the county. This brings the total number of cases in Collin County to 972, with 452 cases classified as active over the past week.
Data shows that those in 18-40 age group in Dallas County has had the largest number of positive cases of any demographic; they are followed by those ages 41-64.
In Collin County, residents in their 20s are the demographic with the highest number of confirmed cases.
In addition, the data shows there have been 49 deaths in Dallas County over the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 485. Those who have died in Dallas County have been mostly male and older than age 65.
In Collin County, 17 people have died from the virus over the past seven days. This brings the countywide death toll to 64, according to the data.
Health experts said one key indicator to watch is the number of hospitalizations. Dallas County reported 261 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 32 intensive care unit admissions the week of July 11. Those numbers peaked in late June but have been on the decline since then, according to the county.
In Collin County, there were 201 patients hospitalized as of July 16. That number has fluctuated slightly over the past few days but has generally been on the rise since early June.
Hospital capacity in the 13-county area of North Texas is being tracked by The Institute for Urban Policy Research at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Data as of July 16 for Dallas County shows the following.
- Total occupancy rate: 70.4% (based on 5,473 total beds and 3,850 total patients)
- ICU occupancy rate: 78.6% (based on 847 ICU beds and 666 ICU patients)
- Ventilator utilization rate: 50.7% (based on 774 ventilators and 393 ventilators in use)
Collin County data shows the following.
- Total occupancy rate: 72.7% (based on 2,350 total beds and 1,708 total patients)
- ICU occupancy rate: 75.1% (based on 394 ICU beds and 296 ICU patients)
- Ventilator utilization rate: 39% (based on 251 ventilators and 98 ventilators in use)