Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 311 COVID-19 cases with six deaths. The deaths included individuals in their 60s to 90s with high-risk health conditions. Although Dallas has seen a decrease in cases of school-aged children, there has been a 15 percent increase in cases of 18-22-year-olds in the past two weeks.
Tarrant County saw four deaths on Wednesday with 420 new cases. The deaths included individuals in their 50s to 70s. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Tarrant County has experienced a total of 45,583 cases, WFAA reported.
Nearly 130 people have died in Collin County due to the pandemic after the county reported five additional deaths this week. 80 people are currently hospitalized, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Governor Abbott encouraged Texans to receive a flu shot in an effort to prevent flu-related hospitalizations and confusion between COVID-19 and flu symptoms this season, CBS News reported.