Disease information

For updates about vaccine availability and administration, visit the Vaccine Information page. Are you experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms? The CDC offers resources and guidance for what to do if you're sick.

Testing information is available on the COVID-19 Facts & Resources page.

The City of Garland Health Department (GHD) posts case count updates each Monday.

Jan. 24

Total Cases - 53,643
21.8% of Garland population - 246,018

   8,224 (15.3%*) active cases

44,761 (83.4%*) recovered

658 deaths (1.2%*)
*percentage of total cases

See fatality demographic statistics below:

  Under 20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Totals

Male     2 6 12 20 16 13 69
Male - underlying
1 3 12 21 53 82 70 85 327
Female   1   3 4 5 12 13 38
Female - underlying
  2 7 6 24 58 67 60 224
Totals 1 6 21 36 93 165 165 171 658

Breakthrough Cases & Variants:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently classified Omicron as a variant of concern. The Garland Health Department is monitoring CDC guidance and updates related to this latest variant. In the meantime, the best course of action is to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters) and continue to practice disease control measures.

COVID-19 Variants – COVID-19 mutates over time which leads to different variants.  This is a normal and expected phenomenon.  Remember, COVID-19 itself is a variant of previously existing coronaviruses.  Some variants may be more contagious, some may be less vulnerable to vaccines or immunity from prior COVID-19 infections and some may cause more severe illness.   The only way to learn about variants is to observe how they affect people over time so the learning process takes time.

For the latest updates from Dallas County, the State of Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use the links below:

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Each of us can take the following simple, yet effective measures to protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers and customers.

Tips for preventing spread of contagious diseases, such as handwashing, stay home when sick, cover c


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