Fifteen people died in Dallas County on Friday, April 16, from the CCP (COVID-19) Virus, including one person who was an organ transplant recipient that had received both doses of the vaccine.
According to the CDC, 7% of people with breakthrough infections have been hospitalized in the U.S., and 74 individuals, or 1%, have died. The CDC said around 5,800 breakthrough infections had been reported across the country as of April 13.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, a breakthrough infection is defined as a person contracting an infection despite being vaccinated against it.
Judge Clay Jenkins said in a tweet, “Immunocompromised individuals are still vulnerable to this deadly virus even after vaccination. If you have high-risk family members, it’s critical that you get the vaccine and avoid large crowds so that you can best protect them.”
Dallas health officials also confirmed 152 new cases on Friday, raising the county’s total number to 254,822 since March 2020, MSN reports.
Among these new cases, 61 are considered probable because they came from antigen tests.
According to the statistics released on Saturday, more than 2.8 million cases and 49,400 deaths have been recorded in Texas from the virus.
Below are updates on how COVID-19 is affecting North Texas throughout Saturday:
Dallas County Reports 292 New Cases, 11 Deaths
The 11 deaths reported giving Dallas County a cumulative total of 3,794. Saturday’s deaths include people who ranged in age from their 40s to their 80s.
Tarrant County Reports 234 New Cases, 2 Deaths
The two deaths reported Saturday include a man from Fort Worth in his 60s and a man from Fort Worth in his 50s.
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,373 people in Tarrant County. A total of 246,668 people have recovered, according to county officials.
The COVID-19 patients make up 3% of the total hospital bed capacity. A 14-day average of 150 hospitalizations is currently being reported in the county.
75 New Cases In Collin County
Before that, Collin County health officials say the county has 107 COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Friday, up from 93 on Thursday. This number has remained below 200 since March 8.
Denton County has less than 50 hospitalizations for the 24th straight day
Health officials also announced 125 new COVID-19 cases Friday. There have now been 73,207 total cases since tracking began in March 2020.
More Than 6 Million Texans Fully Vaccinated
The Texas Department of State Health Services recently reported that 6,260,744 people had been completely vaccinated against COVID-19. This equates to nearly 28% of the state’s population. At least one dose has been given to 9,836,891 Texans, according to officials.
Following reports of blood clotting injuries, the Texas Department of State Health Services has asked vaccine providers to stop giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the state.
Inclement weather forces vaccine sites to close
Owing to inclement weather, various vaccine sites in North Texas, including clinics in Dallas and Denton counties and the City of Dallas hub at The Potters House, were closed on Friday.
Judge Andy Eads said in a written statement, “keeping our community members, staff, and volunteers safe remains a priority as we see threats of severe weather.”