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Tarrant County Reports 3 COVID-19 Deaths, 147 New Cases

68 cases added in Fort Worth; 147 cases is single-day high for Tarrant County

Nefty Gonzalez, NBC 5

Tarrant County Public Health reported three COVID-19 deaths Friday and a single-day high of 147 new cases.

The latest victims include two men in their 60s and a man in his 80s, all from Fort Worth. Tarrant County now has 48 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus; 282 people have recovered.

“As this virus continues to take a toll on families across our county, we must remain vigilant and look to the future,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

The county also confirmed 147 new cases -- a single-day high for the county. The number eclipses the 129 confirmed on Thursday, which was the previous single-day high.

Nearly 70 of the new cases were confirmed in Fort Worth and are likely tied to the outbreak inside the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth, a men's medical prison where 131 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among inmates on Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

FMC Carswell, a women's medical prison, has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not released any updated cases for Friday.

Visitations at both FMC Carswell and FMC Fort Worth have been suspended until further notice.

Tracking COVID-19 Cases in North Texas Counties

NBC 5 is tracking the number of COVID-19 related cases, recoveries and deaths in North Texas counties. Choose a county and click on a city or town to see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your area.

Cases are cumulative by day and are subject to change, dependent on each county health department's reporting schedule and methodology. Data may be reported county-wide, by city or town, or not at all. Cases, recoveries and death counts in 'unspecified' categories are used as placeholders and reassigned by their respective counties at a later date.

Data: County Health Departments, NBC 5 Staff
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