County Reports 19 New Coronavirus Cases

Dallas County health officials reported 19 new presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, and said that they are now seeing “multiple clusters of transmission.”

The county didn’t provide details yet on ages or hometowns for the new patients. The latest confirmations bring the county total to 74 cases.

“Of the cases reported to date, multiple clusters of transmission have been noted among attendees of recreational group gatherings and employees in office settings,” the county’s report said.

“Please stay safe by staying home and limiting unnecessary trips. Walks are OK, but keep 6 feet distancing. It’s up to all of us to #flattenthecurve and #staycalmandstaysafe,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a written statement.

We will update this story as we get more details.


Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, deputy editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at

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