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City of Dallas COVID-19 Update: March 28

Dear Friend:

Please see the latest City of Dallas COVID-19 update below.

Positive cases of COVID-19

  • 439 in Dallas County – 72 are new
  • 119 in Collin County
  • 114 in Tarrant County
  • 137 in Denton County
  • 2 in Kaufman County
  • 3 in Rockwall County
  • 10 in Ellis County

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 Saturday, March 28, 2020:

871 COVID-19 tests
82 positive
786 negative

Community Based Testing Sites – The numbers reported from the two community based testing sites for March 28 are as follows:

American Airlines Center Ellis Davis Field House
Total number of individuals:  424 Total number of individuals: 348
Total tested: 251 Total tested: 179

Below are testing from labs numbers to date:

Total Tests to date by DCHHS 423
Total Tests to date private labs* 3,443
Total Negative tests to date* 3,384
Total active cases 439
Total deaths 9
Total recovered 2

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

Updates from Dallas County

  • Dallas County has included two maps, the first is a static map with COVID-19 cases through March 27th and a click-through map of data from March 23- 27. Both maps are attached.
  • Today Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 72 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 439. 
  • The eighth and ninth deaths from COVID-19 are being reported, of a man in his 50s who was a resident of the city of DeSoto, and a man in his 70s who was a resident of the city of Dallas.  These individuals had been critically ill in area hospitals.
  • Of cases requiring hospitalization to date, about two-thirds (65%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. 
  • Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are increasing, with 36% of all hospitalized patients requiring admission to intensive care units.

City Operations

  • Starting Monday, March 30, Dallas City Hall is accessible by appointment only to the public. The Office of Innovation has created a graphic you can use to share the information with your constituents. The graphic is attached in English and Spanish. Also attached is a PDF with more information.
  • For yesterday’s operational period at the Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) for COVID-19, a total of 772 individuals visited the two sites, of which 430 tests were performed. Based on current criteria, 44% of the individuals were non-qualified for testing.  CBTS 1 (AAC), reached it maximum testing capacity, requiring it to be closed prior to the established 12-hour period. 
  • City of Dallas CBTS command remains in contact with its State and FEMA partners for the replenishment of supplies to sustain the two CBTS. Dallas initially received 4,800 test kits and has since received an additional 4,000.  With a depletion rate of 500 daily, Dallas currently has a 12 day supply of test kits remaining. 
  • Attached are two maps of the CBTS to show the individuals tested by regions.
  • Dallas Code Compliance Services (CCS) has received just under 1,600 complaints related to the amended emergency regulations since March 17. CCS’ intent is to continue educating the public and businesses on the regulations and respond to complaints fielded by the 311 team.

Job Opportunities

Just a reminder that the Dallas Regional Chamber has launched a virtual job board for displaced workers. The virtual board can be found here, https://sayyestodallas.com/jobs/displaced-workers/

Please reach out to my office at (214) 670-3301 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 

Best regards,

Eric Johnson
City of Dallas
(214) 670-3301

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