DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 2,387 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County on Friday, Jan. 8.

Of those, 2,106 are confirmed cases and 281 are probable cases.

There is a cumulative total of 188,287 confirmed cases (PCR test).

There is a cumulative total of 23,492 probable cases (antigen test).

A total of 1,756 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness after 21 more deaths were reported Friday.

The deaths include a Dallas woman in her 20s and two Dallas women in their 40s. Each had underlying high-risk health conditions.

“These numbers and deaths are a somber reminder that COVID is at all-time highs and can cause serious illness, and potentially fatal illness, for people of all ages,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement.

There were 1,206 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County while the number of emergency room visits for COVID-19-like symptoms was 608 as of Jan. 7.

Dallas County will be opening vaccine mega center at Fair Park on Monday, Jan. 11, which will mean more opportunities for the 1B population.

Residents can sign up to get the vaccine by clicking here.

More to come.



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