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    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Thursday reported 703 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 563 of them coming from previous months. Thursday’s count brings the total in the county to 79,426, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials said 692 of the cases came from a backlog in the state’s reporting system: 259 from June, 303 from July, 1 from August and 129 from earlier in September. Three more deaths were also reported, bringing that total to 1,005. The three patients were in their 60s, 70s and 90s, and they had all been hospitalized. The patients in the 60s and 70s did not have underlying high risk health conditions. “Although we are concerned about...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Kroger announced Tuesday it has partnered with the Dallas County Health and Human Services to offer drive-thru flu vaccines in Dallas. Their collaborative effort will have the capacity to administer up to 600 vaccinations during the one-day event, according to Kroger. “In light of the challenges we may face from both the flu virus and COVID-19 this fall, Kroger Health is proud to partner with Dallas County Health & Human Services and the American Airlines Center to host this one-day event, offering flu shots by our certified immunizers, in the safety of the individual’s vehicle.” said Jeff Loesch, PharmD, RPh and Dallas division health and wellness director for Kroger Health. “In particular, we wanted to provide an...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 346 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 78,723. The county also confirmed two more deaths, bringing the total to 1,002. The deceased patients were a Dallas man in his 50s and a Dallas man in his 70s. Both had underlying high risk health conditions and had been critically ill in an area hospital. Of the 346 new confirmed cases reported Wednesday, 221 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and 20 were from July and August. More to come.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported three more coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed deaths since the pandemic began to 1,000. DCHHS also reported 172 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 78,377. The deceased patients were a Dallas woman in her 50s, a Garland man in his 70s and a Grand Prairie man in his 80s. Each patient had underlying high risk health conditions. Of the 172 new cases reported Tuesday, 73 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and two were from June and July. More to come.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 325 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 78,205 The county also confirmed two more deaths, bringing the total to 997. The deceased patients were a Dallas man in his 50s and a Dallas woman in her 50s who both had underlying high risk health conditions. Both had been critically ill in an area hospital. Of the 325 new cases reported Thursday, 177 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and two were from August.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 771 more cases of COVID-19, with 572 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 77,889, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported that 572 of the cases on Sunday came from a backlog: four from March, 15 from April, 20 from May, 71 from June, 77 from July, 119 from August and 266 from earlier in September. One more death was also reported, bringing that total to 995. The patient was a Garland man in his 80s who had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions. County Judge Clay Jenkins...
    LOS ANGELES – An operation resulted in the discovery of 2,000 to 3,000 roosters and the arrest of several people when a search warrant was issued Monday in an unincorporated area of ​​Chatsworth. Investigators with sheriff’s department community associations issued the search warrant around 7 am on the multi-acre property north of the Ronald Reagan Highway (118), according to Officer Juanita Navarro-Suárez of the Sheriff’s Department of the County of The Angels. The search was part of “an investigation into animal cruelty and possession of game birds for the purpose of fighting” conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 156 more cases of COVID-19, along with four additional deaths. Saturday’s count brings the total in the county to 77,118, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported that four of the cases on Saturday came from a backlog in the state’s reporting system: one from April and three from earlier in September. With the four deaths, the total in the county is now at 994. The four patients were in their 60s or 70s and had been hospitalized. All but one had underlying high risk health conditions. County Judge Clay Jenkins released a statement about the recent reporting of cases. “Today we report 155 new...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Friday reported 355 more COVID-19 cases, along with four additional deaths. Friday’s count brings the total in the county to 76,962, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported that 101 of the cases on Friday came from a backlog in the state’s reporting system: one from June, 18 from July, 7 from August and 75 from earlier in September. With the four deaths, the total in the county is now at 990. The four patients were in their 50s or 60s and had been hospitalized. All but one had underlying high risk health conditions. According to county Judge Clay Jenkins, the positivity rate has gone down slightly...
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    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Silver Line project is starting to come together in Plano. Some1,600 feet of rails were delivered to an area between N Avenue and Jupiter Road on Thursday. (credit: Dallas Area Rapid Transit) The 26-mile Silver Line Regional Rail Project is under construction between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano and includes 10 new stations. Once it is complete the $1.2 billion Silver Line will connect with the Trinity Metro TEXRail at DFW North and will provide access to downtown Fort Worth, Grapevine, and other Tarrant County locations. (credit: Dallas Area Rapid Transit) The line will also connect with the Denton County Transportation Authority...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 458 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 76,607. The county also confirmed one more death, bringing the total to 986. The deceased patient was a Dallas man in his 60s who had underlying high risk health conditions and passed away in an area hospital. Of the 458 new cases reported Thursday, 316 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and 52 were from previous months. “The Governor announced his decision to allow increasing capacity at businesses throughout the State. The important thing for the community to look at is not what is permissible but rather...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 311 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 76,149. The county also confirmed six more deaths, bringing the total to 985. The total probable cases in Dallas County is 3,637, including 11 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 311 new cases reported Wednesday, 86 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and 13 were from previous months. More to come.
    A Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy is charged with killing his girlfriend and tampering with the evidence after he reported suicide, Denton police said. According to authorities, officers were called to a home in the 2400 block of Robinwood Lane around 11:30 pm on Wednesday, August 26, for a report of a shooting. The caller, later identified as a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jay Allen Rotter, 36, called 911 to report that his girlfriend had shot herself. Officers arrived a short time later and reported finding the body of a dead woman inside the home the couple shared. The victim was identified as Leslie Lynn Hartman, 46. As the investigation continued, Denton police said Monday that...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 190 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 75,838. The county also confirmed three more deaths, bringing the total to 979. An additional 21 new probable cases with positive antigen test results were reported in Dallas County since Sunday, bringing the total probable cases in Dallas County to 3,636, including 11 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 190 new cases reported Tuesday, 151 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and 68 were from previous months. The additional three deaths reported include a Dallas man in his 50s who had underlying high risk health conditions and...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 440 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 75,648, The county also confirmed three more deaths, bringing the total to 976. An additional 22 new probable cases with positive antigen test results were reported in Dallas County since Sunday, bringing the total probable cases in Dallas County to 3,615, including 11 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 440 new cases reported Monday, 308 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and 100 were from previous months. “It continues to be important with schools opening and businesses getting back on better footing for everyone to wear a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 156 cases of COVID-19, along with three more deaths. Sunday’s count brings the total of confirmed cases in the county to 75,208, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported 28 of the 156 cases came from a backlog in the states reporting system: two from April, four from May, nine from July, two from August and 11 from earlier in September. Three more deaths were also reported, bringing that total to 973. The patients were a Dallas man in his 50s who died at his long-term care facility, a Dallas woman in her 50s who had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 160 cases of COVID-19, along with six more deaths. Saturday’s count brings the total confirmed cases in the county to 75,052, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported 15 of the 160 cases came from a backlog in the states reporting system: 2 from July, 3 from August and 10 from earlier in September. Six more deaths were also reported, bringing that total to 970. The patients were over the age of 50 and four of them had underlying high risk health conditions. Of the six, two had been hospitalized, two died in a hospital’s emergency department and two were found dead at their homes....
    LOS ANGELES – An autopsy report released Friday says “Glee” actress Naya Rivera raised her arm and called for help when she accidentally drowned while sailing with her 4-year-old son in a California lake. Once his mother helped him back into the boat, the boy “noticed the deceased raise her arm in the air and yelled ‘help,’” the Ventura County medical examiner’s report says. “The deceased then disappeared into the water.” Authorities had previously said that Rivera had accidentally drowned after putting the boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey, back in the boat on Piru Lake northwest of Los Angeles on July 8, but did not mention that she screamed for help. The attached document was just...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 259 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 74,887 including 965 confirmed deaths after the county reported on more. The patient was a 78-year-old Sunnyvale woman who died in the hospital, but did not have underlying high risk health conditions. Of the 259 new cases reported Wednesday, 109 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system with 64 from previous months. More to come.
    The Community Independent School District in Collin County closed its only high school after several students and teachers were confirmed positive for COVID-19. School authorities reported that they were closing the Edge High School campus today and transitioning all sixth through eighth grade students to online classes, after reaching Level 4 of their COVID-19 response protocol. District officials confirmed to NBC 5 that five students tested positive along with three members of the school staff. The district plans to clean up the school and resume in-person education on September 17. “These numbers are well below the 5% of our student population, which is why the Level 4 response was promulgated only by quarantined personnel who...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Dallas will be doing mosquito control spraying again Thursday evening in several communities. This comes as Dallas County health officials say West Nile virus continues to be a real issue in communities. Patsy Oliver always comes to the park prepared. “I have insect repellent,” she said. “Repel 100. Protects 10 hours! You don’t want to get sick, a lot of that going on anyways, so why not protect yourself?” West Nile virus season officially runs from May 1 though Oct. 31 and so far this year, Dallas County has reported four deaths, an additional nine human cases, 379 positive mosquito traps and 390 positive mosquito pools. “We are seeing some indication that the numbers...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A pregnant woman in her 40s with no other underlying high-risk health conditions is among seven COVID-19 deaths reported in Dallas County on Thursday. Health officials said the woman, who was a resident of Dallas, died in a hospital’s emergency department. The other six patients who died were over the age of 40. Four of the six were found dead inside their homes while the other two also died at a hospital’s emergency department. The six patients all had underlying high-risk health conditions, officials said. The total number of deaths in Dallas County due to COVID-19 is now at 964. Health officials also reported 152 additional cases of the virus, with 72 of them coming from a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with Murder in connection to the death of Alexia Alfaro-Ramos, 23. During the investigation, the Homicide Unit determined that Jose Moise Cobos was responsible shooting and killing Alfaro-Ramos on Saturday, August 8 at 2610 W. Colorado Boulevard. Alexia Alfaro-Ramos (courtesy: Facebook) On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Cobos was arrested and transported to the Homicide Unit for interview purposes. During the interview, he was read his Miranda warning, and he refused to provide a voluntary statement. After the interview, suspect Cobos was transported to the Dallas County Jail. A Dallas County magistrate will set his bond.  
    TEXAS – Officials with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed two additional deaths and two more cases from West Nile virus. According to a statement, these would be cases number 9 and 10 so far in 2020. Case number 9 is a 66-year-old resident who resides in zip code 75227. Case number 10 is a patient who is 40 years old and resides in zip code 75233. Both are Dallas residents and were diagnosed with the virus. Deaths number 3 and 4 are as follows: A 75-year-old person who lived in the 75081 zip code in Richardson. A 53-year-old resident who resided in the 75208 zip code in Dallas....
    TEXAS – Officials with the Medstar emergency service revealed figures on areas where they registered a greater number of cases with influenza symptoms. According to the report, between September 2019 and February 2020, Medstar offered services to 1,033 patients among whom the primary or secondary studies revealed symptoms of influenza. This figure represents an increase of 21.5% compared to the previous year. Statistics shared by the agency on influenza cases, in its coverage area, also show the highest concentration of affected in the following zip codes during the 2019-2020 season: 76 116 with 92 cases where they offered services for symptoms76,119 with 91 cases where they offered services for symptoms76 102 with 81 cases where...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 376 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 74,476 including 957 confirmed deaths after the county reported nine more. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,258, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 376 new cases we are reporting today, 168 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system with 110 from older months. “Preliminarily, epidemiologists looking at date of test collection say that our downward trend in new COVID-19 cases has stopped and may be beginning to trend upward slightly. Therefore, it’s imperative that we all make good...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Wednesday reported its third and fourth deaths related to the West Nile virus, along with two more human cases. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the two recent deaths were a 75-year-old Richardson resident in the 75081 zip code and and a 53-year-old Dallas resident in the 75208 zip code. The county also reported its eighth and ninth human cases of West Nile virus: a 66-year-old Dallas resident in the 75227 zip code and a 40-year-old Dallas resident in the 75233 zip code. “The confirmation of additional human cases and deaths due to West Nile virus this year is an extremely important reminder to the community of the need to take steps...
    TEXAS – Concern is growing in Tarrant County about the presence of West Nile virus mosquitoes. However, officials have also shown greater interest in reducing this situation due to the three deaths that have occurred so far from the virus, according to a report. That is why in order to deal with the problem more efficiently, Tarrant County announced that they plan to carry out aerial spraying, where the focus would be mostly on the northeast part of the county because this is the area where the highest concentration has been reported. mosquitoes with the virus. A commissioners court document indicates that administrators are working with cities to the Northeast to determine how they will...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 139 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 74,100. “The lower number may be due to decreased reporting over the holiday weekend. Hopefully we won’t see a rise in cases from the holiday weekend if we all wore a mask, maintained six-foot distance, and avoided unnecessary trips and crowds,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a statement. The county also reported three more deaths, bringing the total to 948. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,226, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. The provisional 7-day average daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection)...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 261 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 73,961 including 946 confirmed deaths. No new deaths were reported Monday. The total number of probable eases in Dallas County is 3,184, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 261 new cases reported Monday, 177 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’00 electronic laboratory reporting system, with all but 35 of the results coming from collection dates in September. From August 15th through 28th, 317 school-aged children between 5 to 17 years of age were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Dallas County. About 43% of these cases were high school age (14 to...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported its first and second deaths related to the West Nile virus of the 2020 season. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the first death was a 63-year-old Dallas resident in the 75215 zip code and the second was an 88-year-old Dallas resident in the 75227 zip code. The county also reported its fifth human case of the virus for 2020 — a 75-year-old Irving resident in the 75062 zip code. “Our first two deaths in Dallas County this year due to West Nile Virus are reminders of the seriousness of West Nile Virus disease and the importance of being vigilant about avoiding mosquito bites,” DCHHS Director Dr. Philip Huang said....
    SHAVER LAKE, California – More than 200 people were flown to safety early Sunday morning after a wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of several fires that broke out in middle of a record high temperatures in the state. The California Office of Emergency Services said Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters were used for rescues that began late Saturday and continued through the night. At least two people were seriously injured and 10 more were moderately injured. Two campers refused to be rescued and stayed, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said. A photo tweeted by the National Guard showed at least 20 evacuees crammed into a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 247 more cases of COVID-19, with 125 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 73,700, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported that 125 of the 247 came from a backlog: three from July, 32 from August and 90 from earlier in September. One more death was also reported, bringing that total to 945. The patient was an Irving man in his 70s who had been hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions. Health officials also reported that 317 children between 5 to 17 years old tested positive for the virus...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 398 COVID-19 cases, with 195 coming from, what Judge Clay Jenkins calls, the state’s “flawed” reporting system. Saturday’s count brings the total in the county to 73,453, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials reported that 195 of the 398 came from a backlog: 151 from August and 44 from earlier in September. “This week ends with a preliminary daily average of 259 new cases, which is up from last week. When you include this week’s old cases from the state’s flawed ELR system, the daily average this week is 350. We also lost 45 people this week,” Jenkins said on Twitter. One additional death was...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 165 new COVID-19 cases Friday along with 30 older cases from June and July. That brings the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 73,055. The county also reported nine more deaths, bringing the total to 943. “This is our last three-day weekend of the summer and it’s imperative to what happens for the next six months that we all use good judgement, wear our masks, maintain six foot distance, wash our hands frequently and avoid large crowds for this three-day weekend,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. “If collectively people make good decisions for the Labor Day weekend like they did for the 4th of...
    TEXAS – Officials with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed three more cases of West Nile virus. According to a statement, these would be cases number 2, 3, and 4 so far in 2020. The second patient is a 56-year-old resident, who resides in the 75238 zip code in Dallas. The third and fourth patients are 72 and 83 years old, who reside in zip codes 75238 and 75230 in Dallas. For privacy reasons, officials will not reveal more details about the case, but indicate that so far mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in the cities of Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the second, third and fourth human cases of West Nile virus infection in Dallas County for 2020 Thursday night. The second patient is a 56-year-old resident of the 75238 zip code in Dallas and has been diagnosed with West Nile Fever. The third and fourth patients are 72 and 83-year-old residents of zip codes 75238 and 75230 in Dallas. Both have been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.  This season, mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV in the cities of Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park. ...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 249 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday plus one from July, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 72,860. The county also confirmed eight more deaths, bringing the total to 934. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,026, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 250 new cases reported Thursday, 122 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and only one was prior to August. “The trends in Dallas County have been going well, and as a result, the color-coded risk chart moved for the first time from “Red” high-risk to “Orange” moderate-risk; however, as you can...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 249 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday plus one from July, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 72,860. The county also confirmed eight more deaths, bringing the total to 934. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,026, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 250 new cases reported Thursday, 122 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system and only one was prior to August. “The trends in Dallas County have been going well, and as a result, the color-coded risk chart moved for the first time from “Red” high-risk to “Orange” moderate-risk; however, as you can...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 358 additional COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 72,610. The county also confirmed seven more deaths, bringing the total to 926. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 3,025, including 10 probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 358 new cases reported Wednesday, 207 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services electronic laboratory reporting system and 35 were from months prior to August. Earlier in the day, Dallas County moved its risk level for the virus down from red to orange, which loosens some recommendations on restrictions. “According to the Public Health Committee, we have met the criteria...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Following days of decreased numbers in new COVID-19 cases, Dallas County has announced it is moving its risk level for the virus from red to orange, which loosens some recommendations on restrictions. County Judge Clay Jenkins said Wednesday the decision comes after public health leaders and doctors “unanimously” agreed it was okay to move the risk level down. The county continues to see a lower daily number of new cases compared to earlier in the summer. The county has also been reporting cases coming from backlogs in the state’s reporting system. Jenkins said although the risk level has moved down a notch, residents should still continue to wear face masks or coverings and practice social distancing when...
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the risk level for COVID-19 has dropped from red (the highest) to orange for the first time since May. From the level that indicated: ” stay home, stay safe ”, now I move to a lower level: ” extreme precautions ”. He said that in the celebrations of July 4, the people in Dallas County did very well, and that is why he urged that social distancing be maintained again and use masks during this Labor Day holiday weekend. The raids were carried out across the country, but the majority of arrests took place in California, Texas and Arizona. To see more from Telemundo, visit now.telemundo.com ...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is opening a quarantine housing center for residents confirmed with COVID-19 who would put others at risk if they go home. The new Non Complex Population COVID-19 Quarantine Housing Program will provide temporary housing for non-complex persons diagnosed with the novel coronavirus who need to quarantine for 14 to 21 days. Individuals who would qualify to stay at the center are ones who are unable to go home after their diagnosis because they may have an immunocompromised person, elderly relative or someone else at home who they would be putting at risk. “Some people are in situations where quarantining at home is not feasible,” said DCHHS director Dr. Philip Huang....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 622 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total case count to 72,252. The county also reported 19 more deaths, bringing the total during the pandemic to 920. Of the 622 cases, 461 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services electronic lab reporting system and 294 were in August and 167 were from May, June and July. An additional 70 probable cases have been reported, bringing the total number of probable cases in Dallas County to 3,016, including nine probable deaths from COVID-19. “Today we are experiencing our highest number of new COVID-19 positive cases that we’ve seen in some time. I caution the public...
    A Gilroy resident man who police say is linked to the far-right, anti-government Boogaloo Movement, was arrested last week in connection with 24 threatening letters, some with slogans and revealing images of Boogaloo, sent to Dr. Sara. Cody, a Santa Clara County health officer for the past five months, according to police and court records reviewed by NBC Bay Area. Officers with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Viarengo, 55, last week, seizing a large cache of firearms and explosives from his family’s home, according to a motion for bail filed by state prosecutors. Santa Clara County. Detectives found more than 100 firearms, including possible assault rifles, explosives, thousands of rounds of...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 460 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 71,630, including 902 confirmed deaths. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 2,946, including eight probable deaths from COVID-19. Of the 460 new cases we are reporting today, 235 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system, and 168 were from previous months, with most from the months of June and July. The additional death reported Monday was a Dallas man in his 50s who had underlying high risk health conditions and died in his home. “Today we report 292 new cases of COVID-19...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 360 cases of COVID-19, with 241 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 71,170, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials broke down the backlogged cases by month: 5 from March, 88 from April, 64 from May, 72 from June, 4 from July and 8 from earlier in August. One more death was also reported Sunday, bringing that total to 901. The patient was a Dallas woman in her 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying high risk health conditions. Health officials also reported that 393 school-aged children between five to 18 years...
    COLORADO – Yolaus Argenis Nieto Zúñiga was arrested for an alleged case of sexual abuse that occurred in the city of Gypsum, in Eagle County, on August 23, after a love date made through a popular social network. Local authorities received a report of sexual abuse and after contacting the victim, a young woman who has not been identified, they began the search for the suspect who, according to neighbors of the place where the incident occurred, was driving a sky blue Honda Civic, two doors . After an intense search that lasted more than six hours, Yolaus, 22, was arrested and taken to an Eagle County jail where he faces charges of sexual...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County has reached 900 total deaths from COVID-19 as it reported 434 additional cases on Saturday. Saturday’s count brings the total in the county to 70,810, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. According to health officials, 65 of the 434 came from a backlog in the state’s reporting system: 2 from April, 11 from May, 13 from June, 13 from July and 26 from earlier in August. Two more deaths were also reported Friday, which brings the total to 900. One patient was a Dallas woman in her 60s who was hospitalized and did not have underlying high risk health condition, while the other was an Irving woman in her 70s...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Thursday reported 276 cases of COVID-19, with 18 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Thursday’s count brings the total in the county to 70,376, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. According to health officials, the 18 backlogged cases were from June. Three more deaths were also reported Friday, bringing that total to 898. The patients were all over 60 years old and had been hospitalized. Two of the three had underlying high risk health conditions. Health officials also reported that 393 school-aged children between five to 18 years old tested positive for the virus from Aug. 17 to Aug. 21. Yesterday we went above...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The American Airlines Center will be the “largest polling place in Dallas County” on Election Day, which is on Nov. 3, the Dallas Mavericks announced Friday. The decision is part of an NBA league-wide call to action to make arenas that are owned and controlled by a franchise to be made into polling places for Election Day. The NBA and the players association made a joint statement Friday, saying “In every city where the league franchise owns and controls the arena property, team governors will continue to work with local elections officials to convert the facility into a voting location for the 2020 general election to allow for a safe in-person voting option for communities vulnerable to...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Thursday reported 219 cases of COVID-19, with 59 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Thursday’s count brings the total in the county to 70,100, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials broke down the 59 backlogged cases by month: June – 18; July – 36; August – 5. Five more deaths were also reported, bringing that total to 895. The patients were over the age of 50 and three of them had underlying high risk health conditions. All five had been hospitalized. Health officials also reported that 531 school-aged children between five to 18 years old tested positive for the virus from Aug....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Wednesday reported 578 additional cases of COVID-19, with 424 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Wednesday’s count brings the total in the county to 69,881, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials broke down the 424 backlogged cases by month: March – 6; April – 116; May – 271; June – 31. Nine more deaths were also reported, bringing that total to 890. One of the youngest patients was a Wilmer man in his 40s who did not have underlying high risk health conditions. Of the nine, seven had been hospitalized, one died in a hospital’s emergency department and one was found dead...
    A Dallas County Detention Service officer filed a class action lawsuit against the Dallas County Sheriff alleging that she allowed conditions in the county jail that promoted the spread of COVID-19 and put officers at “extreme risk.” Emanuel Lewis works as a detention service officer at the Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Center of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in downtown Dallas. In the lawsuit, Lewis alleges that Sheriff Marian Brown failed to enforce social distancing in jail, did not provide personal protective equipment, and did not provide evidence in jail, causing a “public health nuisance.” The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the class action lawsuit, which represents approximately 900 detention service officers working at the jail....
    TEXAS – The Tarrant County Commissioners Court decided Tuesday to extend the COVID-19 disaster declaration. This will be valid until November 30. The statement was first issued on March 13 and was extended on June 2 in order to give the county access to state and federal funds. “Basically, I will sign the extension until November 30 and the court must ratify it. Once the declaration is enforced, then I have the authority to make the orders. But if for any reason they decide to cancel the emergency declaration, it will immediately cancel all the orders that are in effect at that time, “Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley previously explained. “The only order I have is the order...
    TEXAS – The Fort Worth city council extended Mayor Betsy Price’s executive order on the use of a face mask on Thursday. Now, the mandatory use of these will remain in force until December 1. Tarrant County issued a similar order Tuesday, which extends the previous order through November 30, 2020. Additionally, residents are always asked to practice social distancing, that is, at least 6 feet apart when visiting any location. The order does not include churches as they are exempt due to Governor Greg Abbott’s order. On June 25, 2020, Tarrant County officials decided the following: The measure will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 25, but will not end until 6 a.m. on August 3,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Dallas corrections officer has sued the county sheriff over what he says are unsafe conditions at the jail and inadequate coronavirus testing. In the suit filed in state court Monday, Emanuel Lewis claims that Sheriff Marian Brown has endangered his life and the lives of his colleagues by not providing them with coronavirus testing at the jail and doing too little testing of inmates. Lewis also alleges that overcrowding, insufficient cleaning, inadequate protective equipment and a lack of nurses imperils jail staff, inmates and broader community. A spokesman for Sheriff Brown declined to comment on the suit, citing legal advice. He did not provide the total number of inmates and staff who’ve tested positive for the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 217 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 69,303, including 881 confirmed deaths. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is 2,740, including 8 probable deaths from COVID-19. “Today we have a total of 217 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, none of which are from the State’s electronic laboratory reporting system. Additionally we have 24 deaths including two men in their 30s, one who did not have any underlying high-risk health conditions. We are seeing a continuing good trend in lowering numbers of infections and hospitalizations. We must not lose our resolve to do the things that have...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County will be providing hotel rooms for Hurricane Laura evacuees rather than group shelters, Judge Clay Jenkins said Tuesday. Laura became a hurricane Tuesday morning and is expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday over Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana as a powerful hurricane. Hundreds of thousands of people have already been ordered to evacuate coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana. Jenkins said he signed a disaster declaration Tuesday in order to provide those evacuees with hotel rooms in the Dallas area. Group shelters won’t be set up as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “I also signed today an emergency disaster declaration for purposes of setting up a system to provide hotel rooms to people...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texans are feeling the economic consequences of stay-at-home orders and precautionary quarantining impacting U.S. households at every income level. One-third of Americans have lost income since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began. Here are some resources to help you, help yourself when it comes to paying bills and rental assistance. Collin County: Apply for help with rent and other bills through the Collin County CARES program. City of Dallas: Apply for rental assistance. Funds are limited. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. (Update: This program has reached capacity and is closed to new applicants.) Dallas County: Apply for help with rent through the county’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program. The Salvation Army also has drive-through assistance locations around Dallas where you may...
    Tarrant County Commissioners Court today will consider extending the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration through November 30. “Basically, I will sign the extension until November 30 and the court must ratify it. Once the declaration is enforced, then I have the authority to make the orders. But if for any reason they decide to cancel the emergency declaration, it will immediately cancel all the orders that are in effect at that time, “explained Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “The only order I have is the order that says a company must have its employees and customers enter the premises with masks,” Whitley said. There is flexibility within the statement for Whitley orders or final orders if the COVID-19 numbers or...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gulf Coast residents have already begun heading inland, but, regardless of what destruction Marco or Laura may bring, the large and open spaces that once offered shelter to evacuees will remain closed. “What we will do is help people get to a hotel should they want to send people here,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. In 2017, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas became a “mega shelter,” housing thousands of Texans fleeing Hurricane Harvey. To avoid fueling COVID-19 outbreaks, though, both Dallas County and the city of Dallas say they will not consider a similar congregate shelter this year, if asked to accept evacuees. “There are plenty of safe places to stay and to...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 182 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas county to 69,086 including 857 confirmed deaths. The total number of probable cases in Dallas County is  2,576, including 8 probable deaths from COVID-19. No additional deaths were reported today. “This is the first time we’ve been under 100 cases on any day since April 27,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “While this is great news, it is the result of much hard work on your part: wearing your mask, maintaining six-foot distancing, washing your hands regularly, forgoing unnecessary trips, and staying away from anyone outside you family or any indoor activity outside your...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 332 cases of COVID-19, with 93 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 68,904, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. The county broke down the cases that came from the state’s system: March – 5; April – 31; May – 22; June – 32; July – 3. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Saturday called the state’s reporting system “problematic” as the county continues to receive confirmed case numbers from previous months. Two more deaths were also reported in the county, bringing the total to 857. Both patients were over 60 years old, had...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 1,086 cases of COVID-19, with 862 of them coming from a backlog in the state’s reporting system. Saturday’s count brings the total in the county to 68,572, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins called the state’s reporting system “problematic” as the county continues to receive confirmed case numbers from previous months. Today includes 1,086 total cases, 862 of which are from the State’s problematic electronic lab reporting system. Of those, 512 are from May, June, & July, leaving 574 “new” cases, but it’s unknown if any of the August cases are backlogged from the beginning of the month or normal,” Jenkins tweeted....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Starting Saturday, Dallas County is offering COVID-19 testing to anyone over 5 years old with or without symptoms. The new testing guidelines apply at any City of Dallas and Dallas County testing site. Two Dallas mothers, Tensia Rodriguez and Anna Enriquez, said no one in their families has any symptoms and so they wouldn’t get a test. Rodriguez said, “I would wait for symptoms. If I had any I would self quarantine or go ahead and be tested if there were severe symptoms.” Enriquez said, “I would just go by what I’m feeling, you know, the symptoms and I would just self-quarantine.” The county is encouraging those under the age of 18 to go to the Ellis...
    TEXAS – Officials with the Denton County Department of Public Health (DCPH) confirmed the first West Nile virus case in the county. This would be the first to be reported in 2020 and they explained that the person resides in the city of Denton. However, to protect the identity of the person they will not provide more details about it. “Because we are seeing increased activity in the summer with mosquito groups throughout Denton County, we are now seeing our first case of West Nile virus,” said Juan Rodriguez, director and assistant chief of epidemiology for DCPH. DCPH is asking residents to take the following steps to minimize their risk of contracting the Nile virus: Eliminate standing water in...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 714 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, but 459 of those newly confirmed cases were from June, as the state continues to update its backlog of cases from reporting system errors that led to them not being reported at the time. Another 20 cases were from July and earlier in August. Today, although we report 714 positive cases, only 260 of those should be considered new. The rest comes from the State’s electronic laboratory reporting system errors that led to old cases not being timely reported,” explained Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. The total COVID-19 case count in Dallas County is 67,486. There were three more...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services announced three more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday. One of the victims was a Dallas man in his 30s who died in a hospital after becoming critically ill from COVID-19, but had no underlying high risk health conditions before he got sick. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins called the death a “reminder that COVID-19 is a serious illness for everyone and can be deadly for anyone.” DCHHS also reported 308 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 66,772, including 846 confirmed deaths. Of the 308 new cases, 206 came through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ electronic laboratory reporting system, with the majority from June....
    TEXAS – Thousands of people have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why community leaders have joined forces so that each county offers different types of help, either for individuals or businesses, who need it. Below we share the information: The City of Dallas is offering help for immigrants and refugees through organizations where they can receive between $ 500 and $ 1000. Follow this link to apply. If you need information about the direct assistance program for residents follow this link. For more information too, you can press here.“Revive Dallas” program offers help for small businesses in the area. Click here for detailsThe City of Irving is offering help for businesses as well as...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals fell below 6,000 Wednesday for the first time since June, but newly reported deaths topped 300 for the fourth time this month with 309. Texas also reported 6,474 new cases as the number of total deaths pushed past 10,500 since tracking began in March, the fourth-most in the U.S. But Collin County Judge Chris Hill expressed concerns about the accuracy of testing figures. Collin County Judge Chris Hill Adds Disclaimer To Coronavirus Dashboard Saying County Has ‘No Confidence In The Data’ The reservations over testing data comes a week after the rate of positive cases in Texas climbed to record highs — suggesting that one in four coronavirus...
    Authorities arrested a man who broke into a Fort Myers, Florida, daycare center and lived in hiding in the attic for at least six days. The daycare workers had noticed that the surveillance cameras were having problems, so when they checked the system they realized that a man was using their facilities as a home. The cameras captured it from August 8 to 14. “I am amazed that it took a week to find this person who was living there, walking through the facility that was full of children,” said Heather Brown, mother of one of the children who attends the daycare. When the nursery called the police, the officers did not find the subject, but all the children...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 399 more confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total in Dallas County to 66,464. Forty-four of those newly reported cases are from April, May and June that were “lost in the State’s system,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. The county also reported five more deaths (and one probably) ranging in age from a person in their 40s to people in their 80s, bringing the total to 843. “The overall trend is a gradual decline, and if we maintain our community resolve to wear masks, maintain 6 foot distancing, use good hand hygiene, and forgo unnecessary trips and any activities around people who are not wearing a mask 100%...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot announced Wednesday that his office, working with Dallas Police and the FBI, arrested David Thomas Hawkins, 74, for the aggravated sexual assault of a Dallas woman in 1985. Authorities believe DNA evidence links Hawkins to three other aggravated sexual assaults in Dallas and two in Shreveport, Louisiana between 1980 and 1985. “This case was solved through the use of forensic genetic genealogy analysis and is the first of its kind to be solved in this manner in Dallas County,” said Creuzot. In the 1985 aggravated sexual assault case, investigators reviewed the case with the help of experts in forensic genetic genealogy. After extensive DNA testing, genealogy research and surveillance investigators linked...
    Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 584,047 on Wednesday after 4,115 new positives and 174 additional deaths were reported, bringing the state’s total deaths above the 10,000 mark, the Health Department reported. This makes it the fifth state in the country to break this macabre record that had already been achieved by New York, New Jersey, California and Texas. In total, the results of 67,822 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 7.08%, the seventh consecutive day that it remains below the goal of 10 percent. In the last week, 33,155 new cases have been reported: 4,115 on Wednesday, 3,838 on Tuesday, 2,687 on Monday, 3,779 on Sunday, 6,352 on Saturday, 6,148 on Friday and 6,236 on Thursday....
    TEXAS – The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a new measure that prohibits burning objects or trash outdoors. It goes into effect today, Tuesday, August 18 and will last for 90 days. If not followed, individuals could be fined up to $ 500 and violation of a measure like this could also be considered a class C misdemeanor. Texas A&M Forest Service officials determined that unincorporated areas of Tarrant County are experiencing drought conditions. Temperatures of more than 100 degrees and the lack of rain has also created the potential for fires, which is why the Tarrant County fire Marshal requested such action to protect the lives and property of residents. For those who live in rural areas,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 787 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 66,065. “Today we have 237 new COVID-19 positive cases to be reported of people who were tested in August. The State also gave us 550 cases of people whose tests were lost from July and June. We provided a similar breakdown for Sunday and have requested but not received one for yesterday’s numbers. Keep in mind that it’s also possible that some of the cases from August were from early August and lost briefly in the State’s electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system as well,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement....
    The Dallas County Commissioners Court is canceling its contract with Honu Managment Group, a company tasked with testing for COVID-19, but which has failed to meet authorities’ expectations. According to an investigation by Dallas County, the company took 4 days to send the tests to a laboratory in Austin. About 40% of the people screened in Mesquite waited more than a week for their results. And it was the same with Irving. The contract with Honu Managment Group was an agreement between Dallas County and the City of Dallas Now, Parkland Hospital will handle both sites beginning Aug. 28. Dallas city and county officials launched an investigation into Honu Management Group’s performance and how it won the $ 14...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,850 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 65,278. An additional four deaths brings the total to 829 in Dallas County. “Once again we have a high number of cases coming in, this time from June, due to a coding error in the State’s electronic laboratory moon ing system. While at this point it is reasonable and understandable for people to be skeptical of the State’s reporting system it is not reasonable to be skeptical of the science that is proving to be effective throughout the world in controlling the spread of COVID-19,” said Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. “The State’s...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported 5,361 new COVID-19 due to a backlog in reporting through the state, health officials said. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 63,428, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials said the thousands of new cases “came from a large volume of reports received yesterday through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) electronic laboratory reporting system.” “According to DSHS, this backlog of reports is due to coding errors and is beginning to be resolved through a recent system upgrade in their reporting system,” officials added. The county broke down the number cases that came from each month: March – 13 April...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County ended the week with 754 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths on Saturday. Saturday’s count brings the total in the county to 58,067, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Health officials also reported there are currently 2,515 probable cases of COVID-19. The eight deaths reported on Saturday brings that total to 824. All but one of the patients had underlying high risk conditions. The ages ranged from 50s to 90s. Health officials also said over 2,925 children under the age of 18 have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 1 and that 66 of them have been hospitalized. “Today ends a week for which the average numbers of daily...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County is entering the weekend with 885 new COVID-19 cases, which is the most health officials have reported this week so far. Friday’s count brings the total of confirmed cases to 57,313, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. The county also reported it has 2,505 probable cases as of Friday. Nine more coronavirus-related deaths were also reported Friday, bringing that total to 816. Seven of the patients, including a 30-year-old woman, had underlying high risk health conditions. All nine had been hospitalized, according to health officials. The ages ranged from 30s to 80s. Health officials also said over 2,925 children under the age of 18 have tested positive for COVID-19 since...
    TEXAS – As schools in Upstate prepare to begin classes in person, officials from the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) issued guidance for school districts. It is a document that details the precautions that can be taken for COVID-19 or better yet on how school officials could proceed in case a student tests positive for the virus. DCHHS created a committee to develop the guidance, but it is important to note that districts are not required to follow these suggestions because Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton previously said that local health officials do not have the authority to issue orders to shut down schools for the sole purpose of preventing future COVID-19 infections. The first...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –– Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 641 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 56,428, including 807 confirmed deaths. “The 641 new COVID-19 positive cases represents an increase from yesterday’s much lower total, but we are still seeing a steady decline in new daily cases from our record highs in early to mid-July. We are also reporting 13 deaths, including a man in his 30s with underlying health conditions. While we have seen some benefit of your commitment to wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, the virus remains a serious threat in our county,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “Every sacrifice you are making right...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 234 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 55,787. The 234 new cases is the lowest daily case count since August 6. “The trends that we’re seeing are good and they’re due to your smart and sacrificial decisions to wear masks around others outside your home one hundred percent of the time, maintain six foot distancing from people outside your home, use frequent hand washing. and avoid unnecessary trips around other people and any activity where a mask cannot be worn by everyone one hundred percent of the time,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. The county also confirmed...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed 298 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total case count in the county to 55,553. DCHHS also reported 30 more deaths, bringing the total to 785. One of the patients who died was a Dallas man in his 30s who did not have underlying high risk health conditions, but became critically ill in an area hospital from COVID-19. “Today’s numbers carry with it a somber reminder of the dangerousness of COVID-19 as we announce the deaths of 29 more confirmed COVID-I9 cases and one probable COVID-19 death,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. An additional 30 probable cases of COVID-19 have been reported since yesterday, bringing...
    Tarrant County authorities are on alert for the West Nile virus after a record number of mosquitoes tested positive for the disease. “We have never seen these numbers. This is a record,” said health department director Dr. Vinny Taneja. In Tarrant County, 40% of mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus. And in the northeast part of the county, it’s an alarming 60%. Two people in Tarrant County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. One of them died. “It is a very early warning indicator that there is intense activity on the West Nile in our area. It is very worrying. It is a harbinger of an outbreak. It is an outbreak warning,” Taneja said. Texas...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 581 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 55,255. The county also confirmed one more death, bringing the total to 756. “Today continues a trend of lower hospitalizations, lower ICU admissions and lower ED visits for COVID-19,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. “Our new cases are in line with the trajectory that we’ve seen which is markedly lower than our high.” An additional 40 probable cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Sunday, bringing the total probable case count in Dallas to 2,242, including six probable deaths from COVID-19. The additional confirmed death reported Monday is of a Seagoville...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County started off the week by seeing an uptick in new COVID-19 cases, with 843 reported on Sunday. Sunday’s count brings the total in the county to 54,674, which is second in the state behind Harris County. The county also reported four more deaths from the virus, bringing that total to 755. All four were over the age of 50 and had been hospitalized. Two of them had underlying high risk health conditions. Dallas County health officials on Sunday reported 2,514 children under 18 years old have tested positive for the virus since July 1 and that 61 of them have been hospitalized. Tarrant County reported 491 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Saturday reported 540 news cases of COVID-19, while Tarrant County reported 779. Saturday’s count brings the total of confirmed cases in Dallas County to 53,831, which is the second highest in the state behind Harris County. Five more deaths were also reported in Dallas County, bringing that total to 751. The patients who died were all over the age of 50 and all had been hospitalized. Four out of the five had underlying high risk health conditions. Dallas County health officials reported 2,513 children under 18 years old have tested positive for the virus since July 1 and that 61 of them have been hospitalized. The county also reported Saturday that it also has...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 422 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 53,291. The county also announced 10 more deaths, bringing the total to 746. “We continue to see benefits from wearing masks. Unfortunately, today we had 10 confirmed deaths which is a somber reminder of the seriousness of COVID-19 and the need for us to continue to wear masks,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement. An additional 167 probable cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Thursday, bringing the total probable case count in Dallas to 2,029, including five probable deaths from COVID-19. More than 2,514 children under 18 have been diagnosed...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas murder suspect was arrested in Franklin County hours after a deadly shooting at The View at Lake Highlands Apartments at 9855 Shadow Way early Tuesday morning. Brice Johnson, 20, was arrested in Franklin County in the victim’s stolen vehicle on unrelated charges. He was also in possession of personal items belonging to the victim. Dallas Police detectives traveled to Franklin County to speak with the suspect and further their investigation. Suspect Johnson waived his Miranda rights and agreed to speak with detectives. He has been charged with capital murder. Bond has not yet been set. A capital murder warrant was issued. His bond will be set by a magistrate. The victim, Derion Johnson, 25, was...
    FLORIDA – A bar employee in Nokomis, Sarasota County, was violently attacked by a man who struck her in the face while working at Pop’s Sunset Grill restaurant. The violent incident occurred last Friday and was captured on camera. The Sarasota County Police Department identified the alleged assailant as 36-year-old Nicholas Schock, who now faces assault charges. The footage shows the man yelling and calling himself a white supremacist before slapping the woman twice that knocked her unconscious on the ground. “The Aryan nation (a religious organization of white supremacists) will rule the world,” he is heard yelling. “Call Trump right now. If they don’t call him, I’m not going anywhere. “ According to the police report, Schock...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County will soon make hotel rooms available fo residents who need to quarantine but are unable to do so at home. Commissioners voted to spend $1.5 million in federal funding to rent up to 100 rooms at a Best Western near Love Field. (credit: CBS 11 News) Meals, laundry service, fresh towels , and other basic items will be provided to residents who qualify. It’s welcome news to people like COVID-19 positive patient, Julie Vazquez. “My grandchildren didn’t have the finances… and I couldn’t afford to stay in a hotel. It’s depressing and it’s scary. Because this is your family. You don’t want them to get the same virus,” she said. Dallas county is now working...
    LOS ANGELES – An operation resulted in the discovery of 2,000 to 3,000 roosters and the arrest of several people when a search warrant was issued Monday in an unincorporated area of ​​Chatsworth. Investigators with sheriff’s department community associations issued the search warrant around 7 am on the multi-acre property north of the Ronald Reagan Highway (118), according to Officer Juanita Navarro-Suárez of the Sheriff’s Department of the County of The Angels. The search was part of “an investigation into animal cruelty and possession of game birds for the purpose of fighting” conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles County. Several occupants...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed 31 more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, the second most Dallas County has reported in a single day during the pandemic. That brings the total number of deaths in Dallas County to 722. The additional deaths include two men in their 30s who did not have underlying high risk health conditions. DCHHS also reported 641 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 52,131. “Today’s death total is a somber reminder of the seriousness of COVID-I9 and the need for us to continue to wear masks, stay six feet apart, use good hand hygiene, and avoid any trips other than work, procuring essential items and outdoor exercise during this time...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas county has recorded its first human case of the West Nile Virus for 2020. It’s yet another serious virus that North Texans have to guard themselves against. The disease is spread by mosquitos and is potentially deadly for those with compromised immune systems. No information has been released about the person infected or their condition. But a source told CBS 11 News that the infected person lives in the 75205 zip code, which covers Highland Park.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – COVID-19 could be giving some high school football teams a competitive advantage over their rivals. At least that’s the belief in Dallas County where any school-organized drills are prohibited until next month. Berkner High School’s football field would ordinarily be hosting team practices by now. But Richardson ISD is one of 12 school districts in Dallas County still waiting for the green light on football while other schools around the state have been training for weeks. A handful of athletes worked out on the track at Berkner High School where organized team activities are a no-no because of Dallas County’s strict public health order that extends until September 7. At Arlington Martin High School, the entire football...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 382 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 51,490. The county also confirmed three more deaths, bringing the total to 691. ‘Today’s number is the lowest we’ve seen since June 16 and growing evidence that masking, maintaining a six foot distance and avoiding unnecessary trips outside the home for anything but work or exercise is working. We need to continue our community resolve to get the coronavirus under control so that less people get sick, more businesses stay open and our kids can get back to school sooner rather than later,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in a statement....