Health officials in Dallas County reported 1,101 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and four more deaths in people who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Saturday marked the ninth straight day on which Dallas County Health and Human Services reported at least 1,000 new cases of COVID-19. The county’s 7-day average stands at 1,121 and has more than doubled in the last 11 days.

It took previously 25 days for the 7-day average to double: from 265 on June 7 to 535 on July 1.

The four COVID-19-related deaths reported Saturday were a Carrollton man in his 50s, a Dallas woman in her 70s, a Mesquite woman in her 70s and a Richardson woman in her 90s, according to DCHHS. All four people had underlying health

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