DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials are reporting 254 additional positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 12,347, including 264 deaths.
No additional deaths were reported.READ MORE: Tarrant County Issues Warning About Expedited Passport Scams
Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, more than 80% were critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions.
Of cases requiring hospitalization, more than two-thirds were under 65 years of age, and about half do not have any high-risk chronic health conditions. Diabetes is an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Dallas, Woman In Custody
Of the 264 total deaths reported to date, more than a third were associated with long-term care facilities.
Suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU Admissions, and ER visits continue to remain flat in Dallas County according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.MORE NEWS: Democratic State Rep. Mary Gonzalez Wants Special Session On Funding Of Texas Border Wall