Updated at 5:20 p.m.: Revised to include statewide numbers.

Dallas County on Wednesday reported 2,427 more coronavirus cases, all of them considered new, as well as record high hospitalizations for the third straight day. Seventeen new COVID-19 deaths also were reported.

The latest victims included 14 Dallas residents, including six men who had all been hospitalized and had underlying health problems: one in his 50s, two in their 60s, two in their 70s and one in his 80s.

Also among the victims reported Wednesday were eight Dallas women, including five who lived at long-term care facilities. Two of the women living in long-term care facilities were in their 80s and three were in their 90s, and three of the five had underlying health problems.

The remaining Dallas victims were two women in their 60s and one in her 70s. All three had been hospitalized and had underlying health problems.

Also reported Wednesday was the death of a Cedar Hill woman in her 60s who lived at a long-term care facility, a Garland woman in her 70s who died in an emergency department and a Grand Prairie man in his 80s. They each had underlying health problems.

Dallas County officials warned that based on models projecting spread of the virus, hospital capacity and staffing may become overwhelmed. The state also recorded a record high number of hospitalizations Wednesday, after breaking its record a day earlier.

“With the high spread we’re seeing in the community, January and February will be our worst months for both hospitalizations and new COVID cases,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement. “It is more important than ever that we follow the doctors’ advice to wear our masks, frequently wash our hands and avoid crowds and get-togethers.”

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