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Seven new COVID-19 deaths in Tarrant County

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The deceased include three men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s. All were from Fort Worth and all had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 68 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 485 people have recovered.

“We are again saddened to report more deaths in our community,” said Tarrant County Health Director Vinny Taneja. “It underscores our responsibility to work together to protect everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable.”

Tarrant County also reported 97 new cases on Thursday.

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) on Thursday announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 21 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The patient, a male resident of Denton Rehabilitation Center over 80, was a previously reported hospital isolated, contact transmission COVID-19 case in Denton County. 

“As we report the loss of a 21st life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “We know that each life lost to COVID-19 is one too many.”

DCPH is also announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 765 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also announcing 4 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county.

The 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.

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