City of Balch Springs
13503 Alexander Rd
July 22nd, 2020
461 total positive COVID-19 cases within the City of Balch Springs
As of July 22nd, officials in Dallas County have confirmed 461 total cases and 6 deaths in the city of Balch Springs. The new death was a man in his 90’s who had been hospitalized with no underlying health conditions. Dallas County Health and Human Services have confirmed the cases and will be conducting contact tracing on individuals who may have been in contact with these patients. Officials from The City of Balch Springs and Dallas County will continue to monitor the situation.
An increasing proportion of COVID-19 cases in Dallas County are being diagnosed in young adults between18 to 39 years of age, such that of all cases reported after June 1st, half have been in this age group. Increasing reports of cases are continuing to be associated with multiple large recreational and social gatherings since the beginning of June, including house parties. Of the 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.
City officials continue to urge residents to STAY HOME and continue to take all precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 withing the community.
The following precautions include:
- Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water often. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes with unwashed hands.
- If at all possible, stay home and make shopping trips that are a brief. Practice social distancing of at least 6ft when going out in public. Stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms of the virus.
- Wear a cloth face mask. Do NOT use face mask intended for First Responders or Health Care Workers.
- Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects at home & work, such as door knobs, chairs, sink fixtures, and other areas that come into regular contact with other people.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, or difficult breathing, contact your health care provider. Be sure to first contact your doctor or health care provider before visiting an emergency room if you are exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
For information regarding the current situation in Dallas County, please visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php
Helpful Links: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
Emergency Management Coordinator