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Posted on: June 30, 2020

June 30: New COVID-19 records set. Important Details from Dallas County and the State of Texas

County State Seal Yellow

Tuesday took us to a new, unfortunate COVID-19 milestone. There were 601 new cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County today and 20 deaths. Both one-day record highs. The deaths impacted much younger victims than normally reported. Several were in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Hospitalizations were also at an all-time high. We all need to do everything that we can to protect ourselves, our family, friends, and neighbors from the spread of this deadly pandemic. The main way to do this is by wearing a mask in public, and combining it with safe social distancing (6 feet or more), keeping your hands clean and sanitized, and staying inside for now if you don’t need to go out. These numbers are sobering and they are going to get worse if people resist wearing a mask. Here is the Dallas County News Release with further details: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17399/6302020-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-601-Additional-Positive-COVID-19-Cases

It stands to reason that in an extreme surge period with record-high cases in the State of Texas coming in day after day that DeSoto’s numbers will go up to. Based on the County’s latest COVID-19 case map by Zip Code, DeSoto remains in the low yellow case category on that map. https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17397/6_29_Confirmed_COVID_Cases

And while DeSoto’s cases continue to rise at a slower pace than many other cities in the County, they have crept up. Last week we had 321 cumulative COVID-19 cases with DeSoto representing 1.7% of all the cases. On Tuesday Dallas County reported that we had 398 cumulative COVID-19 cases constituting 1.9% of all cases in Dallas County. Here is the County’s newest comprehensive COVID-19 case summary showing the impact of this second wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17398/COVID-19-DCHHS-Summary_063020

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has issued this COVID-19 Situation Summary for June 30: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17400/20-0003-COVID-19-2020-SITREP-103-063020-1

Finally, Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/17401/06302020-Gov-Nursing-Facility-Infection-Control

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