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As of August 6, Dallas reported 230 additional positive cases of coronavirus and 10 additional deaths, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 52,869, including 736 confirmed deaths. Read the full report here.
An overwhelming number of positive cases come from adults between the ages of 18-39. More than half the cases since July 1 have come from this age range, according to the county.
Since July 1, over 2,050 children have been diagnosed since coronavirus. Fifty-two children have been hospitalized.
The increasing number of cases is attributed to social gatherings at homes, bars and other places where social distancing guidelines are not always met.
On August 6, the number of reported cases for the following ZIP codes were:
75204: 663 cases
75214: 332 cases
75218: 230 cases
75223: 423 cases
The race most impacted in Dallas is the Hispanic community. Hispanics make up 43% of reported deaths and 55% of hospitalizations.
Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, 78% are critical infrastructure workers. Food industry workers make up 16% of hospitalizations, and public works employees make up 14%.
The most at-risk people remain those over the age of 65, and people who have underlying health conditions. However, Dallas County reports that more than two-thirds of hospitalizations come from people under the age of 65. Around half do not have high-risk conditions.