88 now confirmed dead in Tarrant County from COVID-19

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Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported five more COVID-19 deaths, giving the county 88 confirmed deaths from the virus.

The deceased include a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s, all from Fort Worth; a woman in her 90s from Keller and a man in his 60s from Benbrook. All had underlying health conditions.

A total of 653 people have recovered.

“As we continue to report deaths from COVID-19 and express condolences to the families involved, we encourage residents to continue to follow the Public Health guidelines,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 26 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 832 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also announcing 4 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county.

The cumulative, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total remains 54.  The cumulative, countywide long-term care facility (LTCF) resident total remains 19.  Staff who test positive for COVID-19 from DSSLC and over 100 LTCFs in Denton County are included within the totals for the town, city, unincorporated area, and/or county in which the staff person resides.