Dallas County reports 3,688 coronavirus cases over seven-day period

See how COVID-19 impacted Dallas County over the past week. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how COVID-19 impacted Dallas County over the past week. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

See how COVID-19 impacted Dallas County over the past week. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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

There were 17 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Richardson residents living in the Dallas County portion of the city between Sept. 24-Sept. 30, according to the county’s dashboard. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in that part of the city to 1,410, 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 3,688 confirmed cases of the coronavirus between Sept. 24-Sept. 30, according to the county. There have been 82,410 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, 107 students and 36 employees have been diagnosed since Aug. 19, according to the district’s dashboard, which launched in early September. In Plano ISD, 56 students and 41 employees have been diagnosed since Aug. 12, according to the district’s dashboard, which is updated daily Monday through Friday.

The dashboards show all confirmed coronavirus cases per each district, including those reported in students learning from home. They also show a breakdown of cases by building. Of those confirmed in RISD, 26 student cases and 10 employee cases are still active. In PISD, 27 student cases and 14 employee cases are still active.

Data shows there have been 23 coronavirus-related deaths in Dallas County over the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 1,024. 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 25.24 confirmed cases per 1,000 people as of Sept. 30. Here are the rates per 1,000 people for the four North Texas counties as of that date:

Collin: 13.39

Dallas: 30.5

Denton: 13.53

Tarrant: 21.70
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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