Dallas County reports 2,588 new cases over weeklong period

Richardson had 26 new coronavirus cases from Sept. 18-24. (Community Impact staff)
Richardson had 26 new coronavirus cases from Sept. 18-24. (Community Impact staff)

Richardson had 26 new coronavirus cases from Sept. 18-24. (Community Impact staff)

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

There were 26 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 18-Sept. 24, according to the county’s dashboard. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in that part of the city to 1,337, data shows.

Collin County announced in August 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 regularly report its own case numbers.

In Dallas County, there were 2,588 confirmed cases of the the coronavirus between Sept. 17-Sept. 23, according to the county. There have been 76,607 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 ages 41-64.


In Richardson ISD, 84 students and 32 employees have been diagnosed since Aug. 19, according to the district’s dashboard, which launched in early September. In Plano ISD, 36 students and 31 staff have been diagnosed since Aug. 12, according to the district’s dashboard, which is updated daily Monday through Friday.

The dashboard 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 those confirmed, 38 student cases and 21 employee cases are still active.

Data shows there have been 17 coronavirus-related deaths in Dallas County over the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 1,002. About 25% of deaths in Dallas County have been associated with long-term care facilities.


The rate of confirmed cases takes into account population differences. In Texas, there were 24.25 confirmed cases per 1,000 people as of Sept. 23. Here are the rates per 1,000 people for the four North Texas counties as of that date:

Collin: 12.71

Dallas: 28.67

Denton: 13.03

Tarrant: 20.65
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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