Dallas County, TX – The number of new Covid-19 cases in the Dallas County area continues to decline, something that has been a trend for several weeks now.
According to the local health officials, there have been a total of 844 new cases and 32 deaths reported on Wednesday in all of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties.
Taking into consideration the declining trend, the local health officials decided to lower the Covid-19 risk and the risk dropped to yellow on the color-coded system. Yellow indicates low community risk of transmission meaning that residents are still urged to “proceed carefully.”
Just a month ago, there have been 2,400 cases on average daily. Currently, the seven-day average in the area is below 1,000 new Covid-19 cases per day.
Dallas County said masking, physical distancing and hand washing are advised particularly for people who are not vaccinated or who are immunocompromised.
The lowest risk level is green or the “new normal until you’re vaccinated.”
According to the currently available CDC data, the vaccination rate in the Dallas County area is just above 63% which is below the US average.
In America, more than 254 million people are vaccinated with one dose (76.8% of the population), nearly 217 are fully vaccinated (65.3% of the population) and more than 96 million are boosted.