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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 763,000 people across Texas have tested positive for COVID-19 since tracking began in March, and nearly 16,000 residents have died. 

The state saw daily records of new cases and deaths from the disease confirmed in July. 

And in August, the state identified a couple of issues which meant thousands of older cases had not been added to the state case count. The processing of that backlog meant increased daily case numbers at the state and county level, but many of those cases were from weeks or even months earlier.

The state disclosed the issues on Aug. 14. Multiple counties across North Texas and statewide have reported large numbers of backlogged cases in the days since.

A statewide stay-at-home order was lifted in May and businesses have been allowed to reopen at varying levels since then. 

In North Texas, nearly 200,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and health officials have reported almost 2,500 deaths.

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. 

The total case numbers include all confirmed positives since tracking began in March. The number of total active cases is reported by the state and shows how many people are believed to still have the disease. 

Deaths are tallied by the state through death certificates. 

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Coronavirus cases in North Texas

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant counties 

Dallas County

Number of cases: 83,178 total cases, 1,144 deaths, 5,755 active cases

Tarrant County

Number of cases: 51,499 total cases, 734 deaths, 2,303 active cases 

Collin County

Number of cases: 15,548 total cases, 152 deaths, 994 active cases

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Denton County

Number of cases:  12,425 total cases, 156 deaths, 1,566 active cases

Ellis, Navarro counties

Ellis County

Number of cases: 4,192 total cases, 68 deaths, 115 active cases

Navarro County

Number of cases: 1,317 total cases, 34 deaths, 0 active cases

Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall counties

Hunt County

Number of cases: 1,506 total cases, 38 deaths, 98 active cases

Kaufman County 

Number of cases: 2,911 total cases, 48 deaths, 55 active cases

Rockwall County

Number of cases: 1,531 total cases, 28 deaths, 53 active cases

Erath, Hood, Johnson counties 

Erath County

Number of cases: 754 total cases, 13 deaths, 49 active cases

Hood County

Number of cases: 1,037 total cases, 29 deaths, 57 active cases 

Johnson County

Number of cases: 2,659 total cases, 53 deaths, 144 active cases

Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise counties

Palo Pinto County

Number of cases: 594 total cases, 16 deaths, 35 active cases 

Parker County

Number of cases: 1,735 total cases, 37 deaths, 101 active cases

Wise County

Number of cases: 803 total cases, 14 deaths, 22 active cases

Henderson, Van Zandt counties 

Henderson County

Number of cases: 963 total cases, 23 deaths, 220 active cases

Van Zandt County

Number of cases: 595 total cases, 20 deaths, 81 active cases 

Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River counties

Cooke County

Number of cases: 406 total cases, 7 deaths, 22 active cases

Fannin County

Number of cases: 638 total cases, 15 deaths, 31 active cases 

Grayson County 

Number of cases: 1,891 total cases, 47 deaths, 90 active cases 

Lamar County

Number of cases: 959 total cases, 38 deaths, 186 active cases 

Red River County

Number of cases: 155 total cases, 14 deaths, 14 active cases

Comanche, Hill counties

Comanche County

Number of cases: 336 total cases, 4 deaths, 12 active cases

Hill County

Number of cases: 710 total cases, 14 deaths, 157 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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