The following is an update on the City’s planning and preparedness efforts regarding COVID-19 as of April 1, 2020.
Positive cases of COVID-19
- 731 in Dallas County – 100 are new
- 160 in Collin County
- 273 in Tarrant County
- 206 in Denton County
- 2 in Kaufman County
- 4 in Rockwall County
- 15 in Ellis County
Eight hospitals reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers per the new order on Tuesday.
- Total beds: 2,868
Beds occupied: 1,542
- Total ICU beds: 361
ICU beds occupied: 204
- Total ventilators: 342
Ventilators in use: 139
As of 5:00 p.m. the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management has received a report from six labs. Below are the numbers for today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020:
|289 COVID-19 tests|
Below are testing from labs numbers to date:
|Total tests to date by DCHHS||603|
|Total tests to date private labs*||2,986|
|Total negative tests to date*||2,967|
|Total active cases||731|
*Numbers as of March 13, 2020 to date, since the Mayor’s order went into effect
Updates from Dallas County
- Attached are two documents showing confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code.
- Today Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 100 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 731.
- The fourteenth and fifteenth deaths from COVID-19 are reported, including a man in his 50s who was as resident of the city of Mesquite and a woman in her 80s who was a resident of the city of Garland. These individuals had been critically ill in area hospitals.
- The numbers of intensive care unit hospitalizations from COVID-19 from this past week have exceeded the peak week of ICU hospitalizations from influenza this past 2019-2020 season in Dallas County.
- National Guardsmen continued the setup of the Federal Medical Station (FMS) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center today. Set up is expected to be completed Thursday, April 2.
- The timing for activation of operations is currently unknown. A 48-hour notice will be given when the FMS is needed for activation.
- It is important to note, the FMS is not a traditional hospital. Please continue to refer to it as a Federal Medical Station (FMS).
- The City and the County are currently assessing the resources and opportunity to continue to operate the Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) beyond April 10 after the federal government informed us they will discontinue support and supplies. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
As always, please contact my office at (214) 670-3301 if you have any questions. Also, visit the City of Dallas COVID-19 website for frequently asked questions and other information that is updated daily: dallascityhall.com/coronavirus.
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