Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has had a lot to say since Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas would be reopening Friday, May 1. With that date just around the corner, officials such as Jenkins have been keeping a closer eye on COVID-19 numbers than ever before. Now, it's been reported that Dallas' COVID-19 cases have spiked, with today's numbers being the highest of any single-day so far.
Jenkins tweeted earlier today that Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 179 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
These numbers are the highest Dallas has seen so far, and they come a day before Texas is supposed to reopen.
In a press conference earlier this week, Jenkins reassured viewers that he does not want residents going against Abbott, but instead wants his people to remain safe.
With a significant emphasis on concern for the elderly, Jenkins is advising a particular course of action during these next few weeks which involves staying home.
@DCHHS reports 179 new cases & 5 deaths. Today is our highest number of daily reported #COVID19 positive cases thus… https://t.co/yGLi1pOVDI— Clay Jenkins (@Clay Jenkins)1588265315.0
Jenkins tweeted, "@DCHHS reports 179 new cases & 5 deaths. Today is our highest number of daily reported #COVID19 positive cases thus far. @DCHHS epidemiologists tell us that the increase stems from a change in @CDCgov guidelines allowing our frontline workers like grocery store & ..."
This tweet had his press release attached and was the first in a series of tweets.
All of the above information points to the importance of limiting unnecessary shopping trips & avoiding crowds in t… https://t.co/7hGRm89tSb— Clay Jenkins (@Clay Jenkins)1588265435.0
"...big box store employees to be tested without symptoms at our drive-thru locations. We also lost another five residents yesterday to #COVID19, including a man in his 20s, a man in his 60s, and three residents of long-term care facilities," Jenkins continued.
When it comes to the coronavirus, it seems as though age is just a number.
The Dallas County Judge recommends that Dallas citizens use "smart decisions" to protect the people around them and themselves.
...more important than ever. It’s beautiful weather and we’ve been cooped up for over a month but the underlying ad… https://t.co/0cfnUzOsX2— Clay Jenkins (@Clay Jenkins)1588265463.0
In his final tweet, Jenkins reiterated what health experts have been advising of Americans which is to stay home because it saves lives.