Tarrant County, TX reports 130 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths


Tarrant County officials announced 130 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,836 and continuing a trend in the past three days, increasing by a day by hundreds.

Authorities also reported that four other residents died from COVID-19. This includes a man in his sixties and a woman in his forties from Fort Worth, as well as an Azle man in his forties and a Grapevine woman in his forties.

A total of 52 residents died from coronavirus in Tarrant County.

Saturday represents the second increase in a single day in coronavirus cases, behind the 147 cases announced on Friday. Authorities announced 129 cases on Thursday, which was the largest increase on a day.

The community’s distribution across Tarrant County continues to be significant, according to the county’s public health department.

Sixty percent of coronavirus deaths have involved people over the age of 65, although this age group accounts for only about 19 percent of the total number of cases, according to data from the health department.

There are 163 confirmed beds occupied by COVID-19 in hospitals in Fort Worth, according to data from the health department. Over 2,600 beds and 430 fans are available.

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