City of Dallas COVID-19 Update: April 4

Dear Friend:

I hope this email finds you well. The City of Dallas is continuing to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The following is an update on our planning and preparedness efforts as of April 4, 2020.

Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 in North Texas Counties

  • 1,015 in Dallas County – 94 new confirmed cases today
  • 404 in Tarrant County
  • 288 in Denton County
  • 268 in Collin County
  • 32 in Ellis County
  • 11 in Rockwall County
  • 10 in Kaufman County

Hospital Reports

Twenty-one hospitals reported ventilator and bed capacity numbers to my office, pursuant to the order I issued on Monday.

  • Total beds: 5,233
  • Beds occupied: 2,686 (51%)
  • Total ICU beds: 777
  • ICU beds occupied: 422 (54%)
  • Total ventilators: 886
  • Ventilators in use: 301 (34%)

Lab Reports

As of 5:00 p.m. the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management has received a report from five labs. Below are the numbers for today, Saturday, April 4, 2020:

232 COVID-19 tests
33 positive
198 negative

Testing numbers from labs to date

Total tests to date by DCHHS709
Total tests to date private labs*3,999
Total negative tests to date*3,785
Total active cases1,015
Total deaths18
Total recovered2

*Numbers since March 13, 2020, the date the order I issue requiring public and private labs in Dallas to report their COVID-19 tests went into effect

Community-Based Testing Sites

The numbers reported from the two community-based COVID-19 testing sites for April 3 are as follows.

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Please note both sites closed early on April 3 due to high wind gusts.

American Airlines CenterEllis Davis Field House
Total number of individuals:   117Total number of individuals:  73
Total tested: 90Total tested: 60
311 COVID-19 Call and Service Requests Data 
Data SetValueNotes
New 311 COVID-19 Calls Received Today62 
Total 311 COVID-19 Calls Received to Date3,225Since March 13, 2020
New Emergency Regulations Service Requests Received Today (General)316 
Total Emergency Regulations Service Requests Received to Date (General)6,738Since March 17, 2020
New Emergency Regulations Service Requests Received Today (Parks only)5 
Total Emergency Regulations Service Requests Received to Date (Parks only)212Since March 20, 2020

Updates from Dallas County

  • This is a map of COVID-19 cases by zip code as of April 3, 2020. 
  • Today Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 94 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,015.
  • Dallas County also reported the eighteenth COVID-19 related death. A man in his 30s who was a resident of the city of Dallas and had been critically ill in an area hospital. He did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • Of cases requiring hospitalization, about three-quarters (71%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition.
  • Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in over a quarter (28%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
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City Operations

  • The Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) continues their operations of a temporary, overnight shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (KBHCCD). Last night the shelter hosted 307 overnight guests.
  • OHS is also utilizing hotel rooms to house persons in need of quarantine or persons on the “priority housing” list. Last night 89 hotel rooms were utilized to house overnight guests.
  • Dallas suspended COVID-19 testing at the Ellis Davis Field House Community Based Testing Site around 1 p.m. due to windy and wet weather conditions. The American Airlines Center site operated the full day. Both testing sites will reopen at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
  • The operational date of the Federal Medical Station (FMS) at KBHCCD is yet to be determined.

Dallas Resident Resource Guides

There are a number of resources available to residents and businesses impacted by the emergency regulations that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City of Dallas has created a Resident Resource Guide with information on:

  • Rental assistance;
  • Filing for unemployment;
  • Connecting displaced workers to jobs;
  • Food assistance;
  • Help paying utilities (note: most utility disconnections have been halted during this time);
  • Mental health resources;
  • Business loan information; and
  • Other key resources.

The guide is available in both English and Spanish

I frequently share COVID-19 updates as they happen on Twitter and Facebook

If you have more questions about COVID-19, including what you should do if you believe you might have the virus, check out the City’s web page, DallasCityHall.com/coronavirus or contact me via email or my office at (214) 670-3301. Additionally, I frequently share COVID-19 updates as they happen on Twitter and Facebook

I encourage you to share this update. The official page to sign up to receive this newsletter and the other newsletters I send out is here

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay informed.

Best regards,

Eric Johnson
City of Dallas
(214) 670-3301

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