Tarrant County reports five more COVID-19 deaths, 171 new cases

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Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Friday reported five more COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s from Fort Worth, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s from Arlington and a man in his 90s from Grapevine. All but one had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 95 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 735 people have recovered. The county reported 171 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

“As always, these deaths are sad and difficult for us to report,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. 

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 23 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The patient, a male resident of Little Elm in his 70s, was a previously reported hospitalized COVID-19 case in Denton County. 

“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “As we begin re-opening business across the state, it is important to follow safety guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when in the company of others outside your household.”

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DCPH is also announcing 26 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 872 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH is also announcing 15 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county.