UPDATE: Throughout the week, Dallas continued to report record-high numbers of new cases.
Dallas County has reached a new high in the number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, one that comes at the end of a gradual incline since May.
As of June 5, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 298 new positive cases, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 11,541, including 260 deaths.
There were also 10 new deaths that included a woman in her 20s. Like the majority of the 10 deaths, she had been critically ill in a hospital and had underling conditions.
Others who died included a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, two men in their 80s, two women in their 90s, a man in his 90s, and a woman in her 100s who was a resident of a long-term care facility.
The release says that Dallas County officials are continuing to see a sustained daily census of around 300 COVID-19 patients in Dallas County hospitals over the past week.
Emergency room visits in Dallas County for a 24-hour period ending June 4 saw 397 patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
The case count for the past 11 days, showing the daily climb, is as follows:
- May 25 - 171 cases
- May 26 - 190
- May 27 - 197
- May 28 - 202
- May 29 - 200
- May 30 - 219
- May 31 - 228
- June 1 - 228
- June 1 - 257
- June 3 - 239
- June 4 - 285