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The original item was published from 4/15/2020 2:29:00 PM to 4/15/2020 2:29:46 PM.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020


As of 10:00 am March 31, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 82 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID‐19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 631, including 13 deaths. One of the 82 new cases is in the City of Seagoville. The individual and their family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please follow this link to view the March 31, 2020 Update from Dallas County.

UPDATE: The City has been advised by its attorney that it is unlawful to release to the public information regarding the location, name, or address of individuals who have received positive COVID-19 test results. Specifically, the Privacy Rule set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that individually identifiable health information, including information relating to an individual who is subject of a COVID-19 test results, must be kept confidential. See, e.g. 42 U.S. C. § 1320. Further, the City does not fall within the parameters set forth by law in 45 C.F.R. 164.154(a) and (b) for de-identification of this information. Therefore, by federal law release of the information to the general public by the City is prohibited.

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