Updated at 5:37 p.m.: Revised to include vaccination data.

Dallas County reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths and 211 new coronavirus cases Monday.

The latest victims were all in their 60s or older. Eight were men and six were women, and all had underlying high-risk health conditions.

Four of the victims were Dallas residents, two each were from Cedar Hill and DeSoto, and one each lived in Balch Springs, Carrollton, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Irving and Richardson.

County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement that the number of people on Dallas County’s vaccine waitlist is rapidly shrinking.

“If you have not yet received your first dose, don’t delay and sign up immediately at dallascounty.org,” Jenkins said.

Of the new cases, 73 were confirmed and 138 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 292,364, including 252,656 confirmed and 39,708 probable. The death toll is 3,605.

Health officials had said that because of the Easter holiday, Monday’s COVID-19 update would include numbers from data processed Saturday, while Tuesday’s update would include numbers from data processed Sunday and Monday.

The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks is 262. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 299.

Health officials use hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and emergency room visits as key metrics to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. Because of a lag in weekend reporting, those numbers will next be available Tuesday.

According to the state, 709,273 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 394,492 — 19.5% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.


Across the state, 959 more cases were reported Monday, including 890 new cases and 69 older ones recently reported by labs.

The state also reported three COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 47,749. The state’s reporting of deaths lags that of some counties.

Of the new cases, 837 were confirmed and 53 were probable. Of the older cases, 67 were confirmed and two were probable.

The state’s case total is now 2,794,483, including 2,404,497 confirmed and 390,186 probable.

There are 2,772 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 531 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Sunday, 3.4% of patients in the hospital region covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients — below the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospitalizations.

The seven-day average positivity rate statewide for molecular tests, based on the date of test specimen collection, was 5.0% as of Sunday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 2.2%. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes also called a PCR test; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott has said a positivity rate above 10% is cause for concern.

According to the state, 8,188,501 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 4,668,212 — 20.8% of the state’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.

Doctors look at a lung CT image at a hospital in Xiaogan,China.