Dallas County health officials March 21 reported 21 new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the county to 95.
The county didn’t provide details yet about the ages or locations of the new cases.
However, the office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson noted on Twitter that 40% of cases appear to be from community spread.
“Community spread is accelerating rapidly, but not as fast as it would without the way this community is stepping up,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. “The responsible actions of the people of Dallas County are helping to slow the spread of the virus. That’s critical for the healthcare supply chain and vaccination work to catch up and for our healthcare system to not be overwhelmed with patients. #StayCalmStayHome #FlattenTheCurve.”
40% of cases appear to be community spread. https://t.co/9P9hfgpfSD
— Office of Mayor Eric Johnson (@DallasMayor) March 21, 2020
Dallas County Health and Human Services notes that the data doesn’t include positive results from people who reside out of state or outside the county.
This story will be updated with more details as we get them.