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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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