UPDATE: The original version of this story reported a higher number of deaths in Dallas County. The actual number of people who died in Dallas County so far is 20.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A newly reported death from the coronavirus in Dallas County — a man in his 60s from Rowlett — brings the total number of deaths from the disease to 20.READ MORE: Winning Auction Bid To Fly In Space With Jeff Bezos: $28M
He was critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
Additionally, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 63 additional positive cases bringing the total case count to 1,324.READ MORE: Police: 14 Injured In Shooting In Downtown Austin, 2 Suspects At Large
Of cases requiring hospitalization, about three quarters were patients aged 60 or older, of those with at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.
Diabetes is also an underlying high-risk health condition reported in more than a quarter of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
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