Tarrant County

Tarrant County Reports 1,276 Cases of COVID-19 Saturday, 25 Additional Deaths

Tarrant County has reported a total of 118,207 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 972 deaths and an estimated 85,710 recoveries

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Tarrant County Public Health on Saturday reported 1,276 additional cases of COVID-19 with 25 new deaths.

Data from the county health department indicates that of the additional cases reported Saturday, 1,109 cases are confirmed while the other 167 are probable. In the last seven days, the county has announced 8,451 new cases of the virus.

The county also reported 25 more deaths, the highest number reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic, according to records. Twenty of the deaths were more than 30 days old, the county said.

The deaths reported Saturday included a Keller woman who was over 100, a Hurst man in his 90s, a Watauga woman in her 90s, a Grapevine woman in her 70s, a Westworth Village woman in her 70s, a Bedford man in his 60s, two Grand Prairie men in their 60s, a Euless man in his 40s, a Mansfield man in his 70s, a Mansfield woman in her 60s and a Mansfield woman in her 40s, and an Arlington woman in her 20s.

The county also reported the deaths of 12 Fort Worth residents: a man over 100, a man in his 90s, a man and woman in their 80s, two men and a woman in their 70s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 50s, a man and woman in their 40s, and a woman in her 30s.

All but two had underlying health conditions. The additional deaths bring the total related to the coronavirus in the county to 972.

The county began reporting both probable and confirmed cases in August at the request of the state health department. Probable cases, the county said, account for a variety of real-world situations and could highlight cases in the community that may otherwise go unreported. To date, the county has reported 104,222 confirmed cases of the virus and 13,985 probable cases for a total of 118,207 cases.

The county is also reporting another 1,392 estimated recoveries, bringing the total number of survivors to 85,710. 

Of the county's cases, 71% of those who have died were over the age of 65. Those aged 25 to 44 make up the largest percentage of people with COVID-19 at 36%.

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