Updated at 7:30 p.m.: Revised to include Denton County information.
Dallas County reported 360 coronavirus cases Sunday — 127 new ones and 233 from previous months, as the state continues to catch up on a backlog of cases.
The county also announced one new death: a Dallas woman in her 70s who had underlying health problems and died in an area hospital.
The new numbers bring the county’s totals to 71,170 cases — or 27 for every 1,000 residents — and 901 deaths.
The county said 233 cases came from previous months, including 88 from April, 64 from May, 72 from June, four from July and eight from August. Five cases came from March, which the county said may have been due to a data entry error by the lab.
From Aug. 8 through 21, the county said, 393 children between the ages of 5 and 18 were diagnosed with COVID-19. About half of those were of high school age, according to the county.
Texas reported 3,759 new cases Sunday, along with 90 more deaths, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. There have been 610,354 confirmed cases in Texas and 12,510 total fatalities. An estimated 499,518 people have recovered and there are an estimated 98,326 active cases, according to the dashboard.
Tarrant County reported 214 new coronavirus cases Sunday and two deaths.
The latest victims were a Euless man in his 70s and an Arlington man in his 60s. Both had underlying health problems, according to the county’s health department.
Tarrant County has now reported 552 COVID-19 deaths and 35,794 recoveries from the virus.
The new cases reported Sunday brought the county’s total to 41,486, including 2,270 probable cases.
On Sunday, 247 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tarrant County.
Collin County reported 57 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 10,946.
Citing data from the Department of State Health Services, the Collin County COVID-19 dashboard says there are 637 active coronavirus cases in the county and 10,309 people have recovered.
But the county says the state has acknowledged that the county’s active case count is “significantly overstated.”
“We advise residents that Collin County lacks confidence in the data currently being provided to us,” the county said in a note on its dashboard, adding that the state has promised to correct the problems but hasn’t provided a timeline for doing so.
No new deaths were reported Sunday, so the county’s toll stood at 111.
Denton County hadn’t announce new cases by 7:30 p.m. Sunday. It announced 119 cases Saturday, bringing its total to 9,994.
Denton County has had 100 deaths and 7,866 recovered cases, officials said Saturday.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for many North Texas counties, and some may not report updates each day.
The latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 1,316 cases, 21 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 2,757 cases, 37 deaths.
- Ellis County: 3,758 cases, 56 deaths.
- Johnson County: 2,500 cases, 44 deaths.
Staff writer LaVendrick Smith contributed to this report.