Dallas County Reports Record 708 COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths

DALLAS (NBC DFW) - Dallas County is reporting a record high of 708 new COVID-19 cases Thursday along with seven new deaths, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

Dallas County Health and Human Services says a total of 22,590 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county since testing began in March. There have been a total of 387 COVID-19-related deaths since then, according to DCHHS.

According to DHHS, the additional 7 deaths being reported Thursday include:

A man in his 40s who was a resident of Irving. He had been critically ill in a local hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 50s who was a resident of Dallas. He had been critically ill in a local hospital and did not have underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 50s who was a resident of Dallas. He had been critically ill in a local hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60s who was a resident of Irving. She had been critically ill in a local hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A woman in her 60s who was a resident of Dallas. She had been hospitalized.

A woman in her 70s who was a resident of Dallas. She had been hospitalized and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

A man in his 90s who was a resident of Dallas. He had been critically ill in a local hospital and had underlying high-risk health conditions.

"The situation we have right now is significant and accelerating community spread," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. "We cannot afford another statewide letdown in our strong personal responsibility COVID-19 protection choices, so this 4th of July, celebrate with your nuclear family and avoid crowds and extended family gatherings. I realize this is disappointing for all of us but it’s up to all of us to #FlattenTheCurve and save lives, and the best way to do that is to avoid those crowds this holiday weekend and wear a mask if you are around anyone outside your family."

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