Dallas County saw the largest number of confirmed cases in a single day on Nov. 10, according to a news release.
“Our COVID-19 outbreak is spiking dangerously,” county Judge Clay Jenkins said in the release. “We are 7-10 days away from reaching our highest COVID hospitalization census to-date if we do not immediately renew our resolve and change our behaviors.”
There were 7,660 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in county residents between Nov. 5-11, data shows. There have been 105,377 cases and 1,138 deaths countywide since officials began collecting data in March.
The county has seen a jump in cases over the last few weeks. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are also at an all-time high since the pandemic began, according to the release.
“We are at a very dangerous point in the fight against COVID,” Jenkins said.
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, 331 students and 126 employees have been diagnosed since Aug. 19, according to the district’s dashboard, which launched in early September. In Plano ISD, 313 students and 138 employees have been diagnosed since Aug. 12, according to its 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 cases confirmed in RISD, 26 students and 10 employees still have the virus. In PISD, 27 student cases and 14 employee cases are still active.
Data shows there have been 20 coronavirus-related deaths in Dallas County over the past seven days. About 24% of deaths in Dallas County have been associated with long-term care facilities.
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.