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Irving Woman was the Youngest COVID-19 Death Reported Yesterday

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. December 27, 2020

Although the over-60 population is the hardest hit in the Coronavirus death stats, the virus is still dangerous to those younger.   Sadly, an Irving woman in her 20's was one of the reported deaths yesterday by Dallas County officials.  She did have an underlying health condition which made her more vulnerable, but it shows the reality of how dangerous and unpredictable the virus can be.    We have received reports from Irving residents in their 20's and 30's that have serious conditions such as diabetes, but have been able to fight off the virus.  

Dallas County reported 1,318 more cases yesterday that add-up to 161,278 with 1,554 total deaths.   For Irving, it brings up the total to 16,385 confirmed cases and 91 deaths.  

Irving deaths reported yesteday:

  • A woman in her 20’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She expired in an area hospital ED, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. She expired in hospice care, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

Irving deaths reported December 23rd:

  • A man in his 80's who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 80's who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

Update for December 27 (total 92 deaths in Irving)

  • A woman in her 80’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Irving. She expired in the facility, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

Update for December 28 (total 93 deaths in Irving)

  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Irving. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

For Dallas County, the provisional seven-day average of daily new confirmed and probable cases (by date of test collection) for CDC week 50 (week ending 12/12/2020) was 1,722, which is a rate of 65.3 daily new cases per 100,000 residents. The percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 remains high, with 23.3% of symptomatic patients presenting to area hospitals testing positive in week 50 (week ending 12/12/2020).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,864 healthcare workers and first responders have been reported with COVID-19 in Dallas County.

Over the past 30 days, there have been 4,955 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children and staff reported from 764 separate K-12 schools in Dallas County, including 692 staff members.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, 21 school nurses have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

There are currently 100 active long-term care facility outbreaks.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 2,696 residents and 1,590 healthcare workers in long-term facilities in Dallas have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Of these, 640 have been hospitalized and 323 have died. About 22% of all deaths reported to date have been associated with long-term care facilities.

Thirty-nine outbreaks of COVID-19 in congregate-living facilities (e.g. homeless shelters, group homes, and halfway homes) have been reported in the past 30 days associated with 172 cases, including 6 hospitalizations.  One facility has reported 93 COVID-19 outbreak cases since October.

Of all confirmed cases requiring hospitalization to date, more than two-thirds have been under 65 years of age. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.


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