Four men are among the most recent victims in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tarrant County Public Health who also confirmed the addition of 103 new cases Thursday -- the largest single-day increase in the county so far.
The four deaths confirmed Thursday involve four men including two men in their 40s from Fort Worth and Mansfield and two men in their 60s from Fort Worth and an unincorporated part of the county.
Tarrant County now has 34 confirmed fatalities related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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“These deaths continue to remind us that we are faced with a deadly disease,” saidTarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. “As we suffer these losses we also are mindful of how important it is for us to continue our efforts to control the spread of this deadly virus.”
The 103 new cases confirmed Thursday is the largest single-day jump in the county thus far and includes large increases in Arlington and Fort Worth with slight increases elsewhere in the county. The county also confirmed Thursday a total of 168 recoveries.
On Wednesday, the county confirmed 61 new cases for a total of 990 infections.
*Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.
**County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.