Dallas County Reports 1,438 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 39 Deaths, Including 133 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 3:00 pm February 2, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,438 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,305 confirmed cases, and 133 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 230,395 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 30,987 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 2,270 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.

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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 31,393 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the Fair Park mega-vaccine clinic, which started operations on Monday, January 11. With the additional allotment from the State of Texas for Week 8, there are approximately 6,000 doses remaining for the week.

The additional deaths being reported today include the following:

  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Irving. She expired in a facility and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 40’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 50’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He expired in hospice 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 critically ill 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 critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • 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 Grand Prairie. He expired in hospice and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He was found deceased at home 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 critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility.
  • 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 underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’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 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired 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 Garland. 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 the City of Coppell. She had been critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Desoto. He 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 Dallas. He had been critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill 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 Duncanville. 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 had been critically ill and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She expired at home and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80’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 80’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She was found deceased at home 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 Dallas. He expired in hospice.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill 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 Mesquite. He expired in the facility.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice and had underlying high-risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. She expired in hospice and did not have 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 Mesquite. He expired in the facility.
  • A man in his 80’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He expired in a facility.
  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She expired in a facility 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 critically ill 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 Dallas. She expired in the facility.
  • A man in his 90’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill 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 Garland. 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 care facility in the City of Dallas. She expired in hospice 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 Dallas. She expired in the facility.

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 as part of determining the COVID-19 Risk Level (color-coded risk) and corresponding guidelines for activities during our COVID-19 response. There were 914 COVID-19 patients in acute care in Dallas County for the period ending on Monday, February 1. The number of emergency room visits for COVID-19 like symptoms in Dallas County was 435 for the same time period, which represents around 21 percent of all emergency department visits in the county according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. While we are encouraged to see additional decline, these numbers are still substantially higher than our summer peak. Updated modeling from UTSW shows hospitalizations between 600-920 by February 12. Until we see substantial decreases in case counts and overall better control of the pandemic, hospitals will continue providing substantial care to COVID patients. Avoiding gatherings, including small family gatherings, masking, distancing, and taking other precautions, can also help us continue to reduce spread and hopefully further reduce hospitalizations. You can find additional information on risk-level monitoring data here.

On December 3, Trauma Service Area E (TSA E), which includes Dallas County and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, reached seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals, as a percentage of available hospital beds, exceeded 15 percent. According to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 (GA-32), this makes TSA E an area with high hospitalizations and certain occupancy reductions are automatically triggered by reaching this threshold.

“Today we announced another 39 deaths and 1438 cases, this number of deaths is only one less than our record which we reported yesterday. We know that February will be a dark time for death due to the high number of people who contracted COVID-19 in the last two months. However, if we make good decisions today, we will see that manifest itself with less cases in 10 to 14 days and less death next month with more of our most vulnerable getting vaccinated each day.

“March can be better and each subsequent month can be a little brighter if we make good choices now. This is based on all of us doing our part to make the smart choices that doctors are telling us is critical. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds and forego get-togethers. Maintain a safe distance from others. Do as many outdoor activities in lieu of indoor activities.

“Please register in as many places as are available new vaccination and new registration sites open every day. The Department of State Health Services maintains a list of all mass vaccination centers with which you can register. Further, there are Facebook groups that you can join that are also trying to get information out to their members. Please utilize these, but use common sense and be wary of false advertising or scams. And, of course, our team will do everything that we can to get you the information needed to get vaccinated as soon as possible and to stay safe during this Covid-19 pandemic,” 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/