Dallas County adds 1,978 new COVID-19 cases in Thursday update; Available ICU beds dwindle

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DALLAS (KDAF) – Officials reported 1,978 new COVID-19 cases in Dallas County on Thursday.

566 cases are considered probable.

27 additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported.

The total cases in Dallas County now stands at 213,600. The county has a total of 1,994 COVID-19 related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. 

According to North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, there were 16 adult ICU beds available in Dallas County.

“It’s also important in these darkest months when our hospitals are full, when our ICU beds are scarce, and when spread is rampant, to wear your mask, wash your hands, avoid crowds and forgo get-togethers,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.

Dallas County recently launched its ‘mega’ public site for COVID-19 vaccinations at Fair Park. 

At the Fair Park location, over 16,000 vaccines have been distributed.

There are two other vaccination sites at Parkland and UTSW.

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