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As of August 6, Dallas reported 230 additional positive cases of coronavirus and 10 additional deaths, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 52,869, including 736 confirmed deaths. Read the full report here.
The deaths ranged from men and women in their 40 to 90s. Some had underlying health conditions and some didn’t.
An overwhelming number of positive cases come from adults between the ages of 18-39. More than half the cases since June 1 have come from this age range, according to the county.
Since July 1, over 2,050 children have been diagnosed since coronavirus. Fifty-two children have been hospitalized.
The increasing number of cases is attributed to social gatherings at homes, bars and other places where social distancing guidelines are not always met.
As of August 6, the number of cases for the following ZIP codes were:
75244: 136 cases
75209: 228 cases
75220: 1,081 cases
75229: 228 cases
75225: 183 cases
75230: 294 cases
The race most impacted in Dallas is the Hispanic community. Hispanics make up 43% of reported deaths and 55% of hospitalizations.
Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, 78% are critical infrastructure workers. Food industry workers make up 16% of hospitalizations, and public works employees make up 14%.
The groups still at the highest risk are people over the age of 65, and people who have underlying health conditions. However, Dallas county reports that over two-thirds of Dallas’s hospitalizations come from people under the age of 65, and around half do not have high-risk conditions.