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City of Dallas COVID-19 Update: April 1

Dear City of Dallas Partner:

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

Hospital Reports

Eight hospitals reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers per the new order on Tuesday.

  • Total beds: 2,868
    Beds occupied:
  • Total ICU beds: 361
    ICU beds occupied:
  • Total ventilators: 342
    Ventilators in use:

Lab Reports

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
51 positive
231 negative

Below are testing from labs numbers to date:

Total tests to date by DCHHS603
Total tests to date private labs*2,986
Total negative tests to date*2,967
Total active cases731
Total deaths15
Total recovered2

*Numbers as of March 13, 2020 to date, since the Mayor’s order went into effect

Updates from Dallas County

City Operations

  • 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.

Best regards,

Eric Johnson
City of Dallas
(214) 670-3301



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