Dallas County reports 205 more confirmed coronavirus cases as health official says numbers in area hospitals ‘disturbing’

Dallas County reported 205 more confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, all of which the county considers new. One new COVID-19 death was also reported.

Labs either report coronavirus cases directly to the county health department or to the state health department, which then relays the information to individual counties. Of cases reported Tuesday, Dallas County health officials said 132 came from the state’s reporting system, including 33 from September and 99 from October. The remaining 73 cases were reported directly to the county health department.

The latest victim was a Dallas man in his 50s. He did not have underlying health problems.

Additionally, the county added 41 new probable cases to the newly reported cases Tuesday. Probable cases and deaths include people who had a positive antigen test (sometimes called rapid tests); had antibodies for the virus; or had COVID-19 symptoms and contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

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Dallas County health officials say 2 more people have died, including a man in his 30s

Dallas County health officials said two more people died from the novel coronavirus. 

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A Dallas man in his 30s and a Dallas man in his 70s are the latest casualties. Health officials said the man in his 30s had underlying high-risk health conditions, and the man in his 70s did not. 

Health officials also announced 415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday evening, of which 244 are considered new. 

Health officials said at least 225 school-aged children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the week of Sept. 19 — an increase from the previous week. 

The countywide total now stands at 80,978 including 1,017 confirmed deaths since tracking began in March. 

The county’s positivity rate has also slightly increased from 10% to 11.9% in one week’s time, officials said. 

“Scientists say the key to being around people outside your home is threefold: masking, six-foot

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Dallas Area Educator Awarded State’s Highest Honor for Health Information Professionals

College of Health Care Professions’ Shawna Ridley wins TxHIMA Legacy Award

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA) announced Shawna Ridley, a longtime faculty member at the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) Dallas campus, as the recipient of the 2020 TxHIMA Legacy Award. This prestigious accolade adds to Ridley’s robust resume and 30 years of experience working across the health information management field in the state of Texas, including as health system director of the health information management department at UT Southwestern Medical.

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“The Legacy Award is the highest honor that our association can bestow upon a leader in our industry, with one honoree selected each year based on exemplary service to the association, outstanding achievement in professional practice, leadership in education, and other contributions to the field,” said Keisha Tolbert,

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