By Ashley Moss
The Coronavirus threat level was upgraded in Dallas County on October 15th as cases continue to climb across the region. Health officials adjusted the County’s COVID-19 risk level to red, which indicates a high level of spread.
As of 1:00 pm on October 15, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 589 total sases, including 8 older cases and 52 probable cases.
“It’s critical with the uptick and the increases that we’ve seen in our hospitals, including a doubling of COVID-19 cases in hospitals over the last month for our region, that we all make good choices to turn the tide and get our numbers going in a good direction again,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We are on the beginning of a second wave of COVID-19 cases if we do not modify behavior, and with talk of bars opening and increased capacity in other commercial buildings, there is a false sense of security. Given that our numbers are going in the wrong direction, we must turn things around now.”
For a complete list of recommendations under “Red” on the color-coded chart, go to www.DallasCountyCOVID.org.