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MAP: These are the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

The first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus in North Texas was announced by Collin County officials on March 9.

This story will be continuously updated.

More than 72,000 people across North Texas have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and health officials have reported at least 935 deaths from COVID-19 across North Texas. 

The first local case was announced on March 9 in Collin County.  

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Below is a list of cases, which will be continuously updated as new information is provided by officials. 

Dallas County

Number of cases: 33,800 positive cases among Dallas County residents; 451 deaths

County officials reported Sunday 1,174 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Two more people have died as well, two Dallas men who both had underlying health conditions. One was in his 80s who had been a resident of a long-term care facility. The other was in his 60s.

At least 451 people with COVID-19 have died in Dallas County since tracking began in March. A total of 33,800 people have tested positive thus far, officials said.

TIMELINE: Here are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dallas County

Tarrant County

Number of cases: 18,161 positive cases; 272 deaths; 8,186 recoveries 

County officials said another 404 people have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus Sunday. Four more people died in the county as well, though officials have not yet released any details on those who died.

There are currently around 694 people hospitalized with the disease in the county, more than triple the number of patients a month ago on June 12, which was around 209, according to county data. 

A total of 272 people have died since tracking began in March, with 18,161 testing positive. So far, around 8,186 people have recovered.

TIMELINE: Here are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tarrant County

Collin County

Number of cases: 4,533 cases; 56 deaths; 3,613 recoveries

Collin County officials reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the county case total to 4,533. No new deaths were reported. The county also reported 68 more recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 3,613.

TIMELINE: Here are the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Collin County

Denton County

Number of cases: 4,049 positive cases, 40 deaths, 1,602 recoveries

Denton County Public Health reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the county's total to 4,049 cases since tracking began in March. The county also reported 103 new recoveries, bringing the county's total recovery count to 1,602. No new deaths were reported Sunday.

TIMELINE: Here are the confirmed coronavirus cases in Denton County

Ellis, Navarro counties

Ellis County

Number of cases: 1,604 positive cases, 19 deaths, 1,130 recoveries

Friday, July 10 health officials confirmed there are 1,604 total cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County, including 454 active cases and 1,130 recoveries. 

TIMELINE: Here are the confirmed coronavirus cases in Ellis County

Navarro County

Number of cases: 396 positive cases, 6 deaths, 233 recoveries

Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall counties

Hunt County

Number of cases: 637 positive cases, 8 deaths, 156 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials said there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total to 637 positive cases since tracking began in March.

Kaufman County 

Number of cases: 828 positive cases, 5 death, 421 active cases

  • July 7: The Texas Department of State and Health services said Kaufman County has 828 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Rockwall County

Number of cases: 423 positive cases, 17 deaths, 317 recoveries 

  • July 7: County officials announced 33 new cases, bringing the total to 423 since tracking began in March. There are currently 89 active cases.

Erath, Hood, Johnson counties 

Erath County

Number of cases: 246 positive cases, 1 death, 38 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials reported there have been 246 positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began in March. There are currently 207 active cases.

Hood County

Number of cases: 131 positive cases, 5 deaths, 42 recoveries

  • July 6: Hood County health officials said there have been 36 new cases since the last report. There has been a total of 131 cases since tracking began in March. There are 84 active cases.

Johnson County

Number of cases: 589 positive cases, 4 deaths, 345 recoveries

  • July 6: County officials said there have been 589 total cases since tracking began in March.

Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise counties

Palo Pinto County

Number of cases: 47 positive cases, 2 deaths, 12 recoveries

Parker County

Number of cases: 388 positive cases, 1 death, 255 recoveries

Wise County

Number of cases: 160 positive cases, 5 deaths, 106 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials announced 160 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 49 active cases and 5 deaths.

Henderson, Van Zandt counties 

Henderson County

Number of cases: 117 positive cases, 4 deaths, 73 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials announced 117 total cases of COVID-19 since testing began in March. There are currently 40 active cases and 4 deaths.

Van Zandt County

Number of cases: 123 positive cases, 3 deaths, 35 recoveries 

  • July 5: County officials said there were five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 123 since tracking began in March.

Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River counties

Cooke County

Number of cases: 97 positive cases, 1 death, 42 active cases

  • July 7: County officials announced 97 total cases of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March. There are currently 42 active cases.

Fannin County

Number of cases: 122 positive cases, 7 deaths, 55 recoveries

  • July 7: State officials announced 10 new cases, bringing the total to 122 since tracking began in March.

Grayson County 

Number of cases: 688 positive cases, 5 deaths, 613 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials announced 40 new cases of COVID-19. Cases in the county now total 688 people, officials said, with eight people currently hospitalized.

Lamar County

Number of cases: 332 positive cases, 13 deaths, 195 recoveries 

  • July 5: County officials announced 7 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total count to 332 since testing began in March. There are currently 195 recoveries.

Red River County

Number of cases: 117 positive cases, 12 deaths, 39 active cases

Comanche, Hill counties

Comanche County

Number of cases: 60 positive cases, 2 death, 22 recoveries

  • July 7: Sixty people have now tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said. There are 36 active cases in the county.
  • May 1: Officials announced the first death of a Comanche County resident from COVID-19. The resident died outside of the county and officials did not share any additional information. The county has had a total of four positive cases reported since the outbreak began. All three other people have been cleared from isolation by the state health department. Nine people are awaiting test results, with 141 tests having been done so far.  

Hill County

Number of cases: 97 positive cases, 2 death, 17 recoveries

  • July 7: County officials said there have been a total of 97 cases along with 68 active cases.

Symptoms of coronavirus 

At this time there is no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is spread person-to-person.  

According to the CDC, spread is happening mainly between people who are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 

The droplets land on the noses and mouths of other people, who then inhale them.  

The CDC says it may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread.  

As the virus was discovered just a few months ago, more research is required to learn more about the spread pattern of the virus. 

Health experts recommend taking the following preventative actions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US

WFAA digital producers Jozelyn Escobedo, Jennifer Prohov and Jake Harris along with WFAA reporter Jay Wallis contributed to this report.

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