Tarrant County reports 6 COVID deaths, 857 new cases on Thursday


Tarrant County Public Health on Thursday, July 16 reported six COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s, and a man in his 70s, all from Arlington; a man in his 70s from Lake Worth, a woman in her 60s from Fort Worth, and a woman in her 60s from Unincorporated Tarrant County. All but one had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 283 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 9,918 people have recovered. The country reported 857 new cases on Thursday.

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) on Wednesday announced 151 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 4,467 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also reporting 113 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 2,470.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday, July 17, 2020.  The testing center will be held at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex at 1500 Long Road in Denton from 8 AM – 12 PM.  Eligible community members are those who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.  All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585. 

In Collin County, an 83-year-old Dallas man with an underlying health condition and COVID-19 died July 9 at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, according to a report received by Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS). No further personal information is being released, out of respect for the man’s family.

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This brings the total of county resident fatalities associated with COVID-19 to 62.