Get reside updates all through the day on how COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the novel coronavirus, is affecting North Texas. » COVID-19 By The Numbers: In Texas: Greater than 428,000 instances and greater than 6,400 deaths have been reported. Greater than 260,000 Texans have recovered. In North Texas: Circumstances in Dallas County: 49,976; Tarrant County: 28,410; Collin County: 6,353; Denton County: 6,803. There have been a minimum of 1,162 reported deaths within the area’s 4 largest counties. Counties throughout Texas: Use The Texas Newsroom’s interactive maps. International: See Johns Hopkins College’s COVID-19 dashboard. Dallas County Stories 707 New Circumstances, 7 Deaths There are 707 new instances within the space, bringing the whole to 49,976. Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins mentioned whereas every day case numbers are decrease than earlier than, they’re nonetheless 4 occasions greater than when the state first reopened. He urged residents to put on their masks, socially distance and keep away from pointless journeys exterior: “Whereas the numbers this week are shaping as much as be decrease than they had been at our excessive level reached earlier this month, they’re nonetheless over 4 occasions greater than the common when the Governor’s Open Texas plan began. It’s crucial that everybody proceed to make use of masks when round different individuals exterior their house. Take your masks with you even in case you don’t assume you’ll be round different individuals and put it on in case you come into contact with others.” The seven deaths reported at the moment embody: A Dallas girl in her 40s. A Garland girl in her 60s. Two Dallas males of their 60s. A Lancaster girl in her 60s. A Grand Prairie man in his 60s. A Dallas man in his 70s. 122 New Circumstances, 1 Dying In Denton County There are 122 further instances, elevating the whole to six,803. One demise of a Carrollton man in his 70s who lives at Avalon Reminiscence Care was reported at the moment. The extra demise brings the whole deaths to 54. 587 New Circumstances In Tarrant County One other 587 new instances within the space brings the whole to 28,410. There have been 381 deaths and 14,397 individuals within the space who’ve recovered. Collin County Stories 101 New Circumstances There have been 101 further instances within the county, elevating the whole to six,353. There have been 83 deaths as a result of virus. State Says Circumstances In Texas Juvenile Justice Services Are Declining The Texas Juvenile Justice Division (TJJD) says it’s seeing a decline within the variety of COVID-19 instances at its 5 lockups for younger individuals between the ages of 11 and 18. The company started testing the roughly 700 youth and 1,700 employees members on the safe services earlier this month. Spokesperson Brian Sweany mentioned many of the younger individuals who have examined optimistic have been asymptomatic. He describes the protection precautions which are in place. “All employees are required to put on masks always whereas they’re on campus and the entire youth have been offered masks as properly,” Sweany mentioned. “We do discover that is likely one of the most necessary points of the employees defending the youth from a possible an infection.” Because the starting of the pandemic, 172 detainees and 158 staff at TJJD’s safe services have examined optimistic for COVID-19. One employees member has died. New York Instances Says UT-Austin Has Extra Circumstances Than Any U.S. Faculty The New York Instances has given UT-Austin the excellence of the U.S. college with essentially the most COVID-19 instances. This comes simply because the college determined to publish knowledge about all of its recognized instances in a web based dashboard for the group. A spokesperson for UT-Austin advised The Texas Tribune the Instances’ survey relied on volunteer participation and subsequently was not a complete take a look at all U.S. universities. Within the survey, 1,000 U.S. faculties had been requested to self-report instances. Solely 270 responded. Tarrant County Well being Officers Warn West Nile In Mosquitoes Is At File Excessive Ranges Tarrant County Public Well being issued a warning Thursday that West Nile Virus in mosquitoes is at report excessive ranges. The well being division is growing floor spraying to cut back the mosquito inhabitants — and urging residents to take precautions. Well being officers say individuals ought to at all times use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent and put on lengthy sleeves and lengthy pants after they go exterior – even within the scorching summer time. They advise cleansing up standing water, too – that’s the place mosquitoes breed — and urge individuals to recollect the bugs chew all day lengthy, not simply within the evenings. Earlier this month, the county noticed its first demise from West Nile Virus in two years. One-in-five individuals contaminated with the virus will expertise fever and different signs, together with head and physique aches, joint ache, vomiting, diarrhea and rash. Most individuals get better, however fatigue and weak spot can final for weeks or months. Fort Price ISD Approves Later Begin To College Yr By an Eight to 1 vote Thursday, the Fort Price college board permitted a later begin to the upcoming college yr. Claases will now start September 8, three weeks later than deliberate. Earlier than trustees voted, they heard dozens of opinions expressing the professionals and cons of in-person versus online-only studying. A lot of the audio system had been lecturers and oldsters who mentioned college shouldn’t open but for in-person studying. Learn the complete story right here. Dallas County Stories 537 New Circumstances, 6 Deaths A further 537 instances raises the whole to 49,269. Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins mentioned whereas there’s a development of decrease case numbers, there must be “continued vigilance”: “Immediately our variety of new instances continued on a optimistic development and our variety of COVID-19 hospitalizations went up barely. We introduced the demise of one other six Dallas County residents to this illness. I’d wish to remind everybody of the significance of six foot distancing, masks sporting exterior the house and limiting journeys exterior the house to work and absolute requirements. It’s as much as all of us to get the numbers down so much less individuals change into contaminated, our economic system will get stronger, and our children can return to highschool.” The six deaths reported at the moment embody: A Dallas man in his 50s. A Richardson girl in her 60s. A Dallas girl in her 70s A Dallas man in his 70s. A Dallas girl in her 90s. A Dallas girl in her 90s. Collin County Stories 86 New Circumstances There are 86 new instances within the space, bringing the whole to six,253. There have been 4,741 individuals who have recovered from the virus and 82 deaths. 672 New Circumstances In Tarrant County One other 672 new instances raises the whole to 27,823. There have been 363 deaths and 13,648 individuals who have recovered within the county. Denton County Stories 188 New Circumstances There are 188 new instances within the space, bringing the whole to six,681. There have been 107 newly-recovered instances, growing the countywide restoration whole to three,588. YMCA Of Metropolitan Dallas Pronounces New In-Individual Program The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ new face-to-face program will assist assist college students who’re distant studying for varsity. The academy might be run by an authorized instructor and begin on August 17 in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Coppell and different areas. Jodi Newman, College Age Companies govt director of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, mentioned the academy will assist assist college students and oldsters as they navigate college through the pandemic. “We acknowledge there are lots of mother and father who should go to work in-person or can not educate their youngsters at house through the day,” Newman mentioned. “The YMCA’s Studying Academy might be an all-day (7:30 a.m. – Four p.m.) possibility (Kindergarten to fifth Grade) to assist information college students via curriculum, but additionally will deal with their bodily wants and psychological well being as we proceed to navigate via these difficult occasions in a enjoyable, protected, managed atmosphere.” Dallas Workers To Stay Furloughed For One other Two Months A whole bunch of Dallas metropolis staff furloughed since Could face one other two months with out a paycheck. The Dallas Morning Information stories the town this week advised 415 staff throughout a number of metropolis departments will stay out of labor till September 30. The COVID-19 pandemic and its influence on the town funds has pressured continued closures of libraries, recreation facilities and different providers. Catherine Cuellar with the town mentioned the furloughs is not going to disrupt important providers. The town supervisor’s workplace furloughed 472 employees in Could amid a $25 million funds shortfall for the present fiscal yr. Some staff have since returned to their regular work. Others have been shuffled round to different metropolis departments. Texas Faculties Take Further Precautions For Begin Of College Yr In Fall Two Texas faculties are taking further precautions to forestall the unfold of coronavirus when lessons resume within the fall. Officers at UT Austin need college students to quarantine for 2 weeks earlier than coming again – or a minimum of earlier than their first on-campus exercise. Baylor College this week mentioned college students have to check unfavorable for COVID-19 earlier than they’re allowed on campus. Baylor will ship house testing kits to college students’ properties starting subsequent week, however the CDC mentioned there’s “restricted usefulness” to a blanket spherical of testing. Learn Extra: A Timeline Of COVID-19’s Unfold In North Texas KERA Information is made potential via the generosity of our members. In case you discover this reporting beneficial, contemplate making a tax-deductible present at the moment. Thanks.