Dallas County Sets Another Record-High Daily Case Count, The Mavs Postpone A Game Following Team Outbreak And DFW’s Office Space Leasing Market Is Crashing.

The world is straight up acting a fool right now.

Honestly, it would objectively feel this way even if we weren’t still miring away in a pandemic. But, hey, we still very much are doing that!

Here’s the latest that you need to know locally on this front.

  • On Tuesday, Dallas County reported 3,549 new positive cases and 14 deaths. This brings the county’s cumulative positive case count to 197,359 and its total death toll to 1,791. The positive case numbers represent a new record high for the county — by a count of more than 350 cases.

  • Reports to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson from 25 hospitals showed 4,535 of 5,931 total hospital beds in Dallas were occupied as of Monday. Additionally, 750 of 920 ICU beds were occupied, while 475 of 1,038 ventilators were in use. As noted last week, perhaps take Johnson’s numbers with a grain of salt, as they’re vastly different from the figures reported by the county.

We’ll be back with more of the latest need-to-knows on the area coronavirus front on Friday.

Cover photo by Andreas Praefcke via WikiCommons.

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