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On Wednesday July 8, 2020 the number of cases for the following ZIP codes were:
75218: 117 cases
75231: 556 cases
75238: 228 cases
75243: 464 cases
As of July 8, 2020, Dallas reported 1,029 additional positive cases of coronavirus and 16 additional deaths, bringing total deaths in Dallas County to 426.
The deaths ranged from men and women in their 20s to 80s. Some had underlying health conditions and some didn’t.
An overwhelming number of positive cases come from adults between the ages of 18-39. More than half the cases since June 1 have come from this age range, according to the county.
The increasing number of cases is attributed to social gatherings at homes, bars and other places where social distancing guidelines are not always met.
The race most impacted in Dallas is the Hispanic community. Over 6,000 cases and 100 deaths were reported as of June 2020.
The groups still at the highest risk are people over the age of 65, and people who have underlying health conditions. However, Dallas county reports that over two-thirds of Dallas’s hospitalizations come from people under the age of 65, and around half do not have high-risk conditions.