There were 358 COVID-19 reported in Dallas County on Wednesday, although 207 were from the state backlog. There were seven deaths in Dallas, all individuals between the ages of 50 and 90. Two of the deaths did not have underlying high-risk health conditions, NBC News reported.
187 Dallas Police Department employees and 123 Dallas Fire-Rescue employees tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Dallas County moved from a “Red” high-level risk to an “Orange” moderate-level risk. The change will loosen some restrictions across the county despite cases rising among students as schools reopen, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 249 new coronavirus cases on Thursday with 8 deaths. Similar to Wednesday, all deaths were of individuals between the ages of 50 and 90. While county trends look good, Judge Jenkins encouraged people to continue wearing masks and maintaining six-foot distancing, especially during the Labor Day weekend.
Texas has now reported 13,000 total deaths due to COVID-19, The Texas Tribune. See more about the case numbers and death here.