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Tarrant reports 7 COVID deaths, 470 new cases; Positive test rate continues climbing

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Tarrant County reported seven COVID-19 deaths and 470 new cases on Friday.

The latest pandemic-related deaths include a Fort Worth man in his 40s, a Fort Worth man in his 50s, an Arlington man in his 60s, a Fort Worth man in his 60s, a Grand Prairie woman in her 70s, an Arlington man in his 80s, and a Mansfield man older than 90.

One of the seven did not have underlying health conditions, according to officials.

The county has reported 372,444 COVID-19 cases, including 4,922 deaths and an estimated 361,360 recoveries.

Note to readers: Tarrant County does not release data on the vaccination status of recently diagnosed patients or deaths. Officials have released this type of data once in June and it showed that nearly 100% of the new cases reported at the time (from May to mid-June) were in people who were not vaccinated. Further, county officials said fewer than 200 of those new cases at the time were in previously vaccinated Tarrant residents.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospitalized COVID patients decreased by 15 to 225 in the latest seven-day moving average. The pandemic high was 1,528 on Jan. 6.

COVID-19 hospitalizations remained at 5% of the total number of beds in Tarrant County and make up 6% of the 3,777 occupied beds. The rate was at a pandemic-high 38% on Jan. 10.

Confirmed COVID patients decreased to 5.18% from 5.27% of all available hospital beds in the North Central Texas Trauma Region, which includes 45 counties (divided into three regions). The rate has been below 15% since Oct. 1.

Hospital beds

Tarrant County’s hospital bed occupancy increased to 90% from 86%, according to county data. Available hospital beds decreased by 229 to 421. The pandemic low was 360 on Sept. 20.

ICU beds

Adult ICU bed occupancy increased to 94% from 92%. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 99% on Oct. 7. Ventilator use decreased by 19 to 212. Patients are using 26% of the 812 ventilators in the county.

Positivity rate

The COVID-19 positive test rate for Tarrant County increased to 7.83% from 7.79% in the latest available seven-day average data. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 30% on Jan. 7.

Vaccination data

Children ages 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination, so the following vaccination percentages have been altered by the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect that larger population.

According to Texas DSHS, 63.98% of Tarrant County residents 5 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 56.41% of residents 5 or older have been fully vaccinated.

DSHS also reports that 90.46% of Tarrant residents 65 or older have received at least one dose, and 83.77% of residents 65 or older have been fully vaccinated.

More than 69.17% of Texas residents 5 or older have received at least one dose, according to DSHS. The rate of fully vaccinated Texas residents 5 or older is at 59.36%.

Tarrant County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and testing at locations throughout the area.

Tarrant County Vaccinated

Map shows the percent of residents receiving at least one dose of vaccine in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. Tarrant County Public Health provides the data.

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Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths by city

Here are the total pandemic-related deaths in Tarrant County by city through Dec. 3:

  • Fort Worth, 2,043

  • Arlington, 931

  • Mansfield, 188

  • North Richland Hills, 178

  • Bedford, 145

  • Haltom City, 124

  • Hurst, 112

  • Rural Tarrant County, 112

  • Euless, 111

  • White Settlement, 99

  • Grapevine, 92

  • Keller, 83

  • Azle, 70

  • Benbrook, 70

  • Watauga, 63

  • Grand Prairie, 55

  • Saginaw, 54

  • Crowley, 52

  • Richland Hills, 47

  • Sansom Park, 39

  • Forest Hill, 38

  • Southlake, 36

  • Lake Worth, 28

  • Kennedale, 22

  • River Oaks, 22

  • Colleyville, 21

  • Everman, 17

  • Pelican Bay, 10

  • Westworth Village, 10

  • Blue Mound, 9

  • Burleson, 9

  • Edgecliff Village, 8

  • Pantego, 8

  • Unknown, 6

  • Lakeside, 5

  • Dalworthington Gardens, 2

  • Flower Mound, 1

  • Haslet, 1

Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths

Map shows COVID-19 deaths in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.

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Texas COVID-19 cases over time

Texas daily coronavirus case counts over time, and the ten counties with the most cases. Tap the arrow button to replay the animation.

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Tarrant County hospital capacity

Hospital capacity by available beds and ventilators for Tarrant County. Data provided by Tarrant County Public Health.

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Tarrant County COVID-19 trends

Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County for the last 30-days by ZIP code. Tap on the map for complete cases and deaths numbers. Charts show trends in Tarrant County's positivity rate, new cases, hospitalizations and hospital occupancy. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.

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Tarrant County COVID-19 characteristics

Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for more information, including deaths. Charts show a breakdown in Tarrant County's cases and deaths by race/ethnicity, age groups and gender. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.

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North Texas COVID-19 hospital capacity

Here is the percent capacity for COVID-19 hospitalizations out of total hospital capacity for the 19-county North Central Texas Trauma Service Area (TSA-E) for the last seven days. TSA-E includes the DFW area..

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