DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County will announce more than one-thousand newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday. That number will shatter the record of 708 the county set just Thursday.
Dallas County Health Director Dr. Phillip Huang confirmed labs had reported more than 1,000 new positive tests for county residents between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday. Cases reported after 11 a.m. appear on the next day’s case count.READ MORE: 1 Injured, At Least 24 Units Destroyed After Fire At Fort Worth Apartment Complex
County leaders worry celebrations over the 4th of July could case cases to spike even higher.READ MORE: 'This Is Beyond Bullying': Justice Sought For Plano ISD Boy Allegedly Abused By Haggard Middle School Students
Officials are asking residents to keep gatherings small, preferably limited to your household members only.MORE NEWS: Data Shows 66% Drop In Risk Of Contracting COVID-19 In Dallas County
“We saw a huge jump after Memorial Day and after Passover/Easter and we can’t afford it,” County Judge Clay Jenkins said. “Our hospitals, our economy can’t afford it.”