According to the latest reports from the Dallas County health officials, the number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are increasing at an alarming rate.
The county judge and health director said that "COVID fatigue" encouraged people to relax. As a result, the number of cases and hospitalizations are once again going in the wrong direction. The county judge also said that because places are open for business doesn't mean that people should go out in the masses.
On Friday, The County reported 20 new COVID -19 deaths, along with an increase in cases.
The county Judge Clay Jenkins and Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang also stated that the number of cases increased 94% from Aug. 22 to Oct. 8. The number of available ICU beds in the county has decreased, which is another bad sign. A nurse manager at Parkland says currently there are 70 COVID-19 patients hospitalized.
Jenkins said, "Listen to the doctors. Here in North Texas, the numbers are now going against us. There is no dispute in the medical community in that. Numbers don't lie. The numbers are going against us. We have got to tighten up our behavior."