Coronavirus has truly taken hundreds of lives this year. In March alone, almost 900 residents in Tarrant County have died from Covid-19. A man in his 20s from Fort Worth was the latest victim of the deadly virus. Other deaths include a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 40s, both of which were from Fort Worth.
Officials said all but one of the five people had underlying health conditions, however, did not specify which person didn’t have high-risk factors.
Wednesday’s latest information brings the county’s death toll to 854 people since tracking began in March,
The county also announced 1,730 new cases. The county did however see a slight decrease in hospitalizations as its COVID-19 dashboard states there are currently 881 patients compared to 896.
Dallas County health officials added 1,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 129,193 since tracking began in March.
Of these new cases, 233 came from antigen tests and are considered probable.
Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted that the new numbers from Wednesday should be accurate because “all reporting agencies are back online with regular reporting after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.”
The county also had three new deaths. These included a Lancaster woman in her 40s and a Dallas woman in her 70s who both had high-risk underlying health conditions. A Duncanville woman in her 60s also died who did not have high-risk underlying health conditions.
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