DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the 10th straight day as the state continues to see a surge of the virus.
Sunday’s count of 1,174 brings the county’s total confirmed cases to 33,800, which is second in the state behind Harris County.READ MORE: Woman Hit And Killed By Driver After Couple On Interstate-30 Crashes Vehicle While Arguing
Two more deaths were also reported on Sunday: two Dallas men in their 60s and 80s who both had underlying health conditions and both had been hospitalized.
Last week, the county saw its most deaths and highest daily average of new cases during the surge.READ MORE: Kindness Campaign Pays Off Big For North Texas Business
Health officials said they are continuing to see an increase in confirmed cases among young adults between 18 and 39 years old since June 1.
There is also an increase in reports of cases associated with “multiple large recreational and social gatherings” like house parties, officials said.
“We can stop the surge of cases going higher if we all take responsibility and make our best choices. You focus on the micro-level, and by that I mean focus on your family and your circle, and let our team focus on the macro-level,” Judge Clay Jenkins said. “… Please always take your mask with you when leaving the home, even if you’re going on a walk and carrying it in your pocket. You’ll never know when you’ll be around others.”MORE NEWS: Texas Truck Driver Accused Of Transporting Migrants Illegally Indicted After Deadly Crash That Killed 8
Tarrant County reported 404 new cases on Sunday, bringing its total to 18,161.