Tarrant County COVID deaths jump back up to 12 with 573 new cases on Wednesday
Tarrant County reported 12 COVID-19 deaths and 573 new cases on Wednesday.
It’s the most COVID deaths reported since 12 were reported on Nov. 24.
The latest COVID-related deaths include a Forest Hill man in his 50s, an Arlington man and woman in their 50s, two Fort Worth men in their 60s, a Euless man in his 60s, an Arlington woman in her 70s, two Fort Worth men in their 80s, an Azle man in his 80s, an Arlington man in his 80s, and a woman from rural Tarrant County older than 90.
All 12 had underlying health conditions, according to officials.
The county has reported 371,238 COVID-19 cases, including 4,906 deaths and an estimated 360,723 recoveries.
Note to readers: Tarrant County does not release data on the vaccination status of recently diagnosed patients or deaths. Officials have released this type of data once in June and it showed that nearly 100% of the new cases reported at the time (from May to mid-June) were in people who were not vaccinated. Further, county officials said fewer than 200 of those new cases at the time were in previously vaccinated Tarrant residents.
Hospitalized COVID patients decreased by 18 to 230 in the latest seven-day moving average. The pandemic high was 1,528 on Jan. 6.
COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased to 5% from 6% of the total number of beds in Tarrant County and make up 6% of the 3,872 occupied beds. The rate was at a pandemic-high 38% on Jan. 10.
Confirmed COVID patients decreased to 5.30% from 5.33% of all available hospital beds in the North Central Texas Trauma Region, which includes 45 counties (divided into three regions). The rate has been below 15% since Oct. 1.
Tarrant County’s hospital bed occupancy increased to 87% from 83%, according to county data. Available hospital beds decreased by 154 to 594. The pandemic low was 360 on Sept. 20.
Adult ICU bed occupancy decreased to 89% from 90%. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 99% on Oct. 7. Ventilator use increased by four to 243. Patients are using 32% of the 761 ventilators in the county.
The COVID-19 positive test rate for Tarrant County increased to 7.55% from 7.36% in the latest available seven-day average data. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 30% on Jan. 7.
Children ages 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination, so the following vaccination percentages have been altered by the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect that larger population.
According to Texas DSHS, 63.% 83of Tarrant County residents 5 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 56.22% of residents 5 or older have been fully vaccinated.
DSHS also reports that 90.36% of Tarrant residents 65 or older have received at least one dose, and 83.67% of residents 65 or older have been fully vaccinated.
More than 68.96% of Texas residents 5 or older have received at least one dose, according to DSHS. The rate of fully vaccinated Texas residents 5 or older is at 59.12%.
Tarrant County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and testing at locations throughout the area.
Tarrant County Vaccinated
Map shows the percent of residents receiving at least one dose of vaccine in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. Tarrant County Public Health provides the data.
Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths by city
Here are the total pandemic-related deaths in Tarrant County by city through Dec. 1:
Fort Worth, 2,039
North Richland Hills, 178
Haltom City, 124
Rural Tarrant County, 112
White Settlement, 99
Grand Prairie, 55
Richland Hills, 47
Sansom Park, 39
Forest Hill, 38
Lake Worth, 28
River Oaks, 22
Pelican Bay, 10
Westworth Village, 10
Blue Mound, 9
Edgecliff Village, 8
Dalworthington Gardens, 2
Flower Mound, 1
Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths
Map shows COVID-19 deaths in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Texas COVID-19 cases over time
Texas daily coronavirus case counts over time, and the ten counties with the most cases. Tap the arrow button to replay the animation.
Tarrant County hospital capacity
Hospital capacity by available beds and ventilators for Tarrant County. Data provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Tarrant County COVID-19 trends
Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County for the last 30-days by ZIP code. Tap on the map for complete cases and deaths numbers. Charts show trends in Tarrant County's positivity rate, new cases, hospitalizations and hospital occupancy. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Tarrant County COVID-19 characteristics
Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for more information, including deaths. Charts show a breakdown in Tarrant County's cases and deaths by race/ethnicity, age groups and gender. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
North Texas COVID-19 hospital capacity
Here is the percent capacity for COVID-19 hospitalizations out of total hospital capacity for the 19-county North Central Texas Trauma Service Area (TSA-E) for the last seven days. TSA-E includes the DFW area..