April 6, 2020
Lowest number of cases reported in Dallas County in nearly three weeks
As of 10 a.m. on April 6, DCHHS is reporting 47 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County, bringing the total case count to 1,155. This is the lowest number of cases that have been reported since March 24. No additional deaths have been reported as of April 6. The number of COVID-19 cases within Dallas County surpassed 1,000 on Saturday, April 4. Currently, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 is 18, with the most recent death being reported on April 4; a man in his 30’s who was as resident of the city of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
“While today’s positive case count is encouraging, I caution about reading too much into this number as several private labs were closed on Sunday. Having said that, the hospital systems are seeing evidence that the Dallas County Safer at Home executive order enacted on March 22 is working to #FlattenTheCurve,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.
With confirmed cases in the Town of Sunnyvale, the public has the responsibility, more than ever, to follow recommendations from local and health officials. The best way to keep your family safe is to practice social distancing of at least six feet, wash your hands often, cover your cough or sneeze, and to stay home unless you are engaging in essential activities, such as shopping for groceries, picking up medication, seeking medical attention, or reporting to an essential business. Please continue to do your part to ensure that the curve continues to flatten.
Avoid gathering at Town parks
The Town of Sunnyvale continues to receive complaints of groups gathering at Town parks and other open spaces.
"We have left the parks open so that families have an opportunity to get out of the home for some exercise and fun during these troubling times," said Mayor George. "However, it is imperative that those using the parks still practice social distancing to continue to curb infection rates and to abide by the County order."
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Neighbors helping neighbors
With thousands of people facing layoffs or furloughs, combined with children at home and away from school due to the COVID-19 crisis, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) has seen an increase in demand across their 13-county service area. Some of these families are experiencing hunger for the first time. The NTFB team have implemented low-touch distributions with social distancing practices in place and they are working tirelessly to create 25lb family food boxes to distribute to hungry North Texans
Donations to help feed hungry families can be made here. Your donation gives NTFB the flexibility to purchase the foods that they need in bulk, to be placed in these family meal boxes.
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