Dallas County reported 171 new coronavirus cases and no deaths on Monday.
It’s the first time since May 10 and only the second day this month the county hasn’t recorded at least one COVID-19 death.
The county has confirmed 8,998 COVID-19 cases, including 211 deaths. The county is not reporting daily recovery totals.
It’s the third consecutive day of fewer than 200 new cases and fifth in the past six days. There have been about 30 fewer cases a day the past week than the previous week.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urged residents to continue to use social distancing guidelines as suggested by the CDC and state and local health officials.
“Whether this trend continues and we move from our current status of red ‘stay home stay safe’ to orange, is up to all of us,” Jenkins said in a release on social media. “Avoiding crowds, maintaining a 6 foot distance, wearing our face covering as a quintessential American value of an act of kindness and protection to essential workers and patrons when we are in businesses or on public transportation and practicing good hygiene are the best ways to flatten the curve.”
Jenkins wants residents to “delay in-person dining” until the county has seen a 14-day decline in hospitalizations and ICU admissions.”
“Whatever you do, have a very happy Memorial Day as we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” he said. “All of us are in a place of sacrifice now albeit not as great as the sacrifice of our veterans. It’s up to all of us to make smart choices and delay unnecessary shopping or dining trips to protect not only ourselves but our community.”
COVID-19 cases over time
Coronavirus daily case counts over time by local counties in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Tap the arrow button to replay the animation. Data provided by Texas Health and Human Services and local counties.