Dallas County Reports 21 New COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Total To 95

Dallas County health officials March 21 reported 21 new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the county to 95.

The county didn’t provide details yet about the ages or locations of the new cases.

However, the office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson noted on Twitter that 40% of cases appear to be from community spread.

“Community spread is accelerating rapidly, but not as fast as it would without the way this community is stepping up,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. “The responsible actions of the people of Dallas County are helping to slow the spread of the virus. That’s critical for the healthcare supply chain and vaccination work to catch up and for our healthcare system to not be overwhelmed with patients. #StayCalmStayHome #FlattenTheCurve.”

Dallas County Health and Human Services notes that the data doesn’t include positive results from people who reside out of state or outside the county.

This story will be updated with more details as we get them.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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