Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 263 more positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 12,093 since tracking began in March.
The county also reported two new deaths, bringing the countywide number of deaths to 264 since tracking began in March.
The two new deaths were:
- An Irving man in his 20s who had been critically ill in an area hospital, with no other underlying health conditions
- A woman in her 90s who was a Dallas long-term care facility resident who died in the facility
On Saturday, Dallas County ended the week with its highest daily average of COVID-19 cases and its second-most deadly week since the pandemic started. Two people died from the disease and the count reported 289 new cases Saturday.
Tarrant County health officials also reported 77 new cases and two more deaths Sunday, bringing the total to 6,150 cases and 178 deaths since tracking began in March. At least 2,692 have recovered.
The two people who died in Tarrant County were:
- A Fort Worth man in his 60s with underlying health conditions
- A Benbrook woman in her 70s who had underlying health conditions
Glenn Heights offers free testing locations starting June 9
This Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the City of Glenn Heights will offer two free, appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites to anyone who thinks they need a test. Symptoms do not have to be present to be tested, and the tests will be done at no cost.
The locations will be set up at Donald T. Shields Elementary in Glenn Heights in Ellis County (223 W. Ovilla Rd., Glenn Heights, TX 75154) and at Curtestine S. McCowan Middle School in Glenn Heights in Dallas County (1500 Majestic Meadows Dr., Glenn Heights, TX 75154).
Patients must visit the sites in their vehicles. To get screened and registered for mobile testing, please visit https://txcovidtest.org/ or call 512-883-2400. In order to be tested, you must bring a valid identification card and give a current phone number in order to receive test results. For more questions, call 972-795-5518.
Denton County reports 14 more cases
Denton County Public Health announced 14 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County Sunday. This brings the countywide total to 1,500 since tracking began in March. Two more people have recovered from the disease, putting the total of recoveries at 706 since tracking began in March.
Giddings State School worker tests positive for COVID-19, school says
The Giddings State School in Giddings, Texas, confirmed Sunday that a youth development coach's COVID-19 test came back positive on Saturday.
The person in question had not been on campus for the entire month of May and was away from the facility for unrelated reasons before they returned back to work on June 1.
On June 1, "she began to feel ill and left early," the correctional facility said in a statement Sunday. She has not returned to campus since then and is recovering at home.
The Giddings State School said it is currently in the process of identifying anyone who may have come into contact with that employee on June 1. They will then be given tests and told to self-isolate, officials said. No other staff or youth currently on campus show any signs of COVID-19, the statement said.
On April 2, an IT employee tested positive for COVID-19, the statement said.
44 residents, employees of assisted living facility test positive for COVID-19, Arlington officials say
At least 44 people connected to Meadowbrook Memory Care Community in Arlington have tested positive in the past week for COVID-19, officials said Sunday. Another nine people are waiting on pending tests.
Thirty of those who've tested positive are residents, a city spokesperson said, while 14 are employees.
Three residents have died at the facility in recent days, according to officials, though COVID-19 was "not likely the causative factor" for two of those who died.
Health experts recommend taking the following actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Practice "social distancing" and stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid large public gatherings
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the U.S.