Tarrant County reported a record 171 new cases of coronavirus and five additional deaths on Friday.
The previous high was 150 on Thursday, which was a revised figure, according to county official data. Before that, 145 new cases on April 23 were the highest of the day. The 321 new cases recorded in the past two days represent a peak of two days during the pandemic.
The deaths included residents of three different cities, including a woman from Arlington in her 30s. The rest were a Fort Worth man and woman in the 1970s and 80s, an Arlington man in his 60s, and a Grapevine man in the 1990s. Health officials said four of the patients had underlying health. They did not indicate which of the five did not respond.
Tarrant County has confirmed a total of 3,127 cases of COVID-19, including 95 deaths and 735 recoveries.
Of the total cases, 1,430 were residents of Fort Worth, including 58 of the 95 deaths. Arlington has reported 641 cases and eight deaths. Grapevine has reported 67 cases and five deaths.
As of Friday, 247 county hospital beds were occupied by COVID-19 confirmed patients.
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