Tarrant County

Tarrant County Reports 991 Cases of COVID-19, 31 Deaths Sunday

Tarrant County has reported a total of 229,029 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 2,458 deaths and an estimated 188,153 recoveries

Nefty Gonzalez, NBC 5

Tarrant County Public Health on Sunday reported 991 additional cases of COVID-19 with 31 more deaths.

Data from the county health department indicates that of the additional cases reported Sunday, 837 cases are confirmed while the other 154 are probable.

The county reported 31 more deaths Sunday, bringing the total deaths related to the coronavirus in Tarrant County to 2,458.

The deaths include a woman from North Richland Hills who exceeded 90, a woman from Arlington who exceeded 90, a woman from Euless who exceeded 90, a woman from Mansfield who exceeded 90, three women and three men from Arlington in their 80s, a woman and two men from Fort Worth in their 80s, a woman from North Richland Hills in her 80s, a woman and a man from White Settlement in their 80s, two women from Arlington in their 70s, a woman and two men from Fort Worth in their 70s, a man from White Settlement in his 70s, a woman from Arlington in her 60s, two men from Fort Worth in their 60s, a woman from Keller in her 60s, a man from Euless in his 50s, a woman from Bedford in her 50s, a man from Saginaw in his 50s, a man from Arlington in his 40s, and a man from Fort Worth in his 40s.

All had underlying health conditions, according to Tarrant County Public Health.

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 195,799 confirmed cases of the virus and 33,230 probable cases for a total of 229,029 cases.

Want to Get on a Vaccine Waitlist?

As the state begins to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines for those in Phase 1A and 1B, county health departments have begun waitlists for those wish to be inoculated.

You can now register to recieve the vaccination in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Links are below:

Waitlist Links: Collin - Search Waitlist | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant

You do not need to be a resident of the county to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county -- registration is open to anyone in Texas. For those without internet access, Tarrant County is also taking registrations by phone at 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS vaccine hotline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, call 940-349-2585.

For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group in Texas, see this page from the Texas DSHS.

The county is also reporting another 2,477 estimated recoveries, bringing the total number of survivors to 188,153.

The Tarrant County Public Health Department confirms hospital ICUs in the county are at 93% capacity as of Saturday. 

According to the health department’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are 967 COVID-19 patients in county hospitals. They make up 19% of people in hospital beds. The total bed occupancy rate for all hospital beds in the county is now at 86%.

Of the county's cases, 73% 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 35%.

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