Dallas County reports 1,687 new confirmed coronavirus cases over weeklong period

Eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 8-Sept. 14. (Community Impact staff)
Eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 8-Sept. 14. (Community Impact staff)

Eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 8-Sept. 14. (Community Impact staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Dallas County and Richardson ISD through their public dashboards.

There were eight new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 8-Sept. 14, according to the county’s dashboard. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in that part of the city to 1,224, data shows.

Collin County announced Aug. 21 that it will no longer report city-specific information. Only data published by the Texas Department of State Health Services will be shared on the county’s dashboard, according to the announcement. The city of Richardson does not report its own case numbers.

In Dallas County, there were 1,687 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus between Sept. 8-Sept. 14, according to the county. There have been 75,648 cases confirmed countywide since officials began collecting data in March, according to the county.

Data shows Dallas County residents ages 18-40 have had the largest number of positive cases since the start of the pandemic, followed by those aged 41-64.


In Richardson ISD, 46 students and 13 employees have had confirmed coronavirus cases since Aug. 19, according to the district’s dashboard, which launched in early September. The dashboard, which is updated daily, shows all confirmed coronavirus cases in the district, including those reported among students learning from home. It also shows a breakdown of cases by building. Of the confirmed cases, 16 student cases and 6 employee cases are still active.

Data shows there have been 32 coronavirus-related deaths in Dallas County over the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 976. About 25% of deaths in Dallas County have been associated with long-term care facilities.


New data on hospitalizations will not be available until Sept. 15 due to weekend reporting, according to the county.
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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