A 50-year-old Tarrant County sheriff's lieutenant who contracted COVID-19 died Saturday after battling the virus for more than a month, officials say.
Lt. Craig King, who joined the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office in 2003, contracted the coronavirus in early November. He was promoted to lieutenant last year and was assigned to the confinement division.
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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Tarrant county have been on the rise for weeks. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-November and Fort Worth police Chief Ed Kraus tested positive on Friday.
Since March, the county has reported more than 131,000 cases of the virus, 1,097 deaths and more than 96,000 recoveries.
Funeral arrangements for King are pending.
*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.