Dallas County Reports 1,427 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 40 Deaths, Including 106 Probable Cases

The City of Duncanville is within Dallas County and Dallas County Health and Human Services is the lead agency in charge of gathering and reporting this information. For more info and updates visit this Duncanville COVID-19 page.


As of 12:00 pm February 1, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,427 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,321 confirmed cases, and 106 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 229,090 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 30,854 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 2,231 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness

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The COVID-19 Risk Level has been elevated to Red.

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Dallas County Health and Human Services is providing initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 and 28,425 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which started operations on Monday, January 11. DCHHS received an allotment of 9,000 doses from the State of Texas for this week’s operations.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

A woman in her 30’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 30’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She was found deceased at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 50’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Richardson. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been hospitalized in an area hospital and had unknown underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Carrollton. He expired in hospice.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Duncanville. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in hospice care and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He expired in the facility.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been hospitalized in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Richardson. He expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in the facility.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in an area hospital ED and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been hospitalized in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term facility in the City of Mesquite. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She expired in the facility and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

Four cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 have been identified in residents of Dallas County who did not have recent travel outside of the US. The provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 3 was 1,543, which is a rate of 58.5 daily new cases per 100,000 residents. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high, with 25.7% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 3 (week ending 1/23/21).

Over the past 30 days, there have been 9,471 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 733 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County. One COVID-19 outbreak in a school in December originated with spread among 11 staff members, with transmission to 10 students, and subsequent additional SARS-CoV-2 infections documented among at least 13 household members of these students and staff. One death and one hospitalization occurred from this outbreak. A total of 420 children in Dallas County under 18 years of age have been hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic, including 32 patients diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS-C). Over 80% of reported MIS-C cases in Dallas have occurred in children who are Hispanic or Latino or Black.

There are currently 113 active long-term care facility outbreaks. A cumulative total of 3,776 residents and 2,149 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of these, 798 have been hospitalized and 436 have died. About 22% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities. Twenty-one outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate-living facilities (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) have been reported in the past 30 days. A cumulative total of 378 residents and 173 staff members in congregate-living facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. New cases are being reported as a daily aggregate, with more detailed summary reports updated Tuesday and Friday evenings are available at https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019- novel-coronavirus/daily-updates.php.

Local health experts use hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ER visits as three of the key indicators in determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. Due to weekend reporting, new data will be available on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

“Today we announced 1,427 cases and 40 deaths. This ties our highest reported deaths on any given day. Deaths will be high for at least the next two weeks as they are the result of the high number of cases and spread in the community in December and January. We must continue to make good choices and lower our numbers. We are seeing some improved numbers. Our hospitalizations are at 914 for today, and they dipped below 1,000 on Friday for the first time in several weeks. Similarly, our number of new infections was lower last week than in the previous week.

“It’s up to all of us to use every tool that we have to defeat COVID. This includes all 1B residents registering for the vaccine in as many places as you’re willing to drive and getting your vaccine as soon as you can, and all of us continuing to wear our mask, wash our hands, maintain six foot distance, avoid crowds, and forgo gettogethers. All of these tools together make up our assault on COVID. If we are to win this war, we must win each battle each day by making our best decisions and all doing our best to protect ourselves, one another, and by extension, our country. This is a time for small sacrifices and patriotic choices that will keep our country strong until the 75% or more of us, that is necessary to achieve herd immunity, can be accomplished,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.




All Dallas County COVID-19 Updates and Information can be found HERE and all guidance documents can be found HERE.

Specific Guidance for the Public:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
  • Wash your hands often and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be alert for symptoms. Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Additional information is available at the following websites:


For additional information and updates from the City of Duncanville visit:
duncanville.com/covid-19/