Garland Woman Dies From COVID-19 While on Domestic Flight, Dallas County Reports 592 Additional Cases Sunday

Garland Woman Dies From COVID-19 While on Domestic Flight, Dallas County Reports 592 Additional Cases Sunday

Health officials in Dallas County on Sunday reported 592 additional cases of COVID-19 and three coronavirus-related deaths. The people who died after contracting COVID-19 included a Garland woman in her 30s who died on a domestic flight, a Glenn Heights woman in her 50s who had been critically ill at a local hospital and a Dallas man in his 50s who had been critically ill at a hospital, according to the county. All three had underlying high-risk health conditions. Dallas County has reported a total of 1,085 confirmed deaths related to the coronavirus. County Judge Clay Jenkins said the woman in her 30s was on a flight leaving Arizona and coming to Texas on July 25 when it became difficult for her to breathe. The county had recently learned her death was due to COVID-19, Jenkins said. Of the 592 cases added Saturday, 554 are confirmed cases, and 390 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services' electronic reporting system. Thirty-eight of those 390 are considered older cases. In addition to the confirmed cases, DCHSS also reported 38 probable cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday. The county has reported 89,987 confirmed and 4,580 probable cases of COVID-19 since March. Jenkins expressed frustration that Gov. Greg Abbott has loosened statewide restrictions just as new cases begin to decline. "What happens with that is people hear that, they may not be going to a bar but they think it's now safe to have friends over to watch the Cowboys game or do ...
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