DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 372 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths.
The total number of confirmed cases is now at 247,550, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials said 171 of Saturday’s cases were considered probable.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
The county also saw 25 more deaths, bringing that total to 3,122. The youngest patient was a Rowlett woman in her 50s who had underlying high risk health conditions.
NEW: Dallas County Reports 372 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 25 Deaths,
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— Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) March 6, 2021READ MORE: Texas Grand Jury To Consider Charges In Shooting Death Of Protester Garrett Foster Last Summer
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said this week saw the fifth-most deaths to the virus, but he’s “hopeful” the death counts will decrease due to case numbers declining.
“We are seeing good trends in our COVID hospitalizations and ICU numbers as more and more people become vaccinated and residents continue to practice good COVID safety and benefit from being able to gather outdoors in warmer weather,” Jenkins said.
There were 358 patients with COVID-19 in Dallas County hospitals as of Friday, March 5.MORE NEWS: As Pandemic Restrictions Ease, Child Abuse Reports Rise In North Texas
In Tarrant County, 325 cases and 28 deaths were reported on Saturday. The county’s totals are now at 244,957 confirmed and probable cases and 2,995 deaths.