Dallas County sees fewer coronavirus cases than in prior weeks

Both Dallas and Collin counties saw a decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases between July 18-24. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Both Dallas and Collin counties saw a decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases between July 18-24. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Both Dallas and Collin counties saw a decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases between July 18-24. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Collin and Dallas counties through their public dashboards.

Dallas County is reporting fewer new coronavirus cases between July 18-24 than in prior weeks.

“I believe we are beginning to see a positive trend due to the masking order that Dallas County implemented a month ago that was later followed by Governor [Greg] Abbott and made statewide,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a news release. “The fact that our numbers are down though does not mean that we can afford to relax what we’ve been doing.”

Among the ZIP codes for Richardson, the Dallas portion of the 75080 ZIP code had nine new confirmed cases between July 18-24. Collin County does not provide new weekly case numbers by ZIP code. The total number of cases for that entire ZIP code, which also has the largest population in the Richardson market, is 346.

The second highest number of new cases in the past week is in ZIP code 75081, which reported seven new cases, bringing the total to 269. In the 75082 ZIP code had a total of 105 total cases, data showed.


In Dallas County, there have been 5,555 new cases of the novel coronavirus between July 18-24, a 27% decrease from the 7,635 cases reported the week prior. This brings the total number of cases in Dallas County to 44,746, according to data.

In Collin County, there have been 813 new cases from July 18-24, a 10% decrease from the prior week. This brings the total number of cases in Collin County to 5,571 cases, according to data.


In Dallas County, data shows that the 18-40 age group has had the largest number of positive cases followed by the 41-64 age group, according to a July 21 report.


Data shows that those in 10-19 age group in Collin County have had the largest number of positive cases followed by those ages 40-49, according to the Collin County coronavirus dashboard.

In addition, the data shows 87 deaths in Dallas County during the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 586 for Dallas County.

Data shows eight deaths in Collin County County during the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 72 for Collin County.

Because of reporting changes at the federal level, hospital data related to occupancy levels and ventilator use was not available.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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