Tarrant County reports one COVID-19 death, 142 new cases


Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported one COVID-19 death.

The deceased is a woman in her 50s from Fort Worth with underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 69 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 551 people have recovered. Tarrant County reported 142 new cases on Friday.

“Every death is painful to report and our sympathy goes out to the family,” said Tarrant County Health Director Vinny Taneja. With stay-at-home requirements now expired and many businesses reopening at reduced capacity, he encouraged residents to continue to stay home as much as possible.

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 twenty-first 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.”

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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.