Tarrant County Reports Record 18 COVID-19 Deaths; 7-Day New Case Average Climbs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A record 18 individuals have died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County, thats according to the county health department who is likewise revealing an extra 587 new infections Friday along with 591 current hospitalizations.

Of the countys cases, 69% of those who have actually died were over the age of 65. Those aged 25 to 44 make up the biggest percentage of individuals with COVID-19 at 39%.

The county is also reporting 749 healings Friday, bringing the overall number of survivors to 14,397. There are currently an estimated 13,632 active cases in the county.

As of Friday, the county reported 591 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 51 fewer than the day in the past.

The variety of deaths reported Friday is a single-day record for the county.

The 18 most current deaths include a man in his 80s from Hurst, a male in his 60s from Grand Prairie, a man in his 70s from Mansfield, a man in his 30s from Haltom City, a guy in his 70s from Richland Hills, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, both from Azle, a male in his 70s and a guy in his 60s from White Settlement, a man in his 80s from Lake Worth, a man in his 70s from Arlington; a lady in her 40s, a guy in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, a guy in his 80s, a female in her 90s, a lady in her 80s, and a man in his 70s, all from Fort Worth. All had underlying health conditions.

The addition of the newest cases brings the total variety of infections in Tarrant County to 28,410 because testing began in March. The countys 7-day average through Friday is 550 cases each day, a boost over earlier in the week when the average hit a low of 516 throughout a four-day streak of declines.

The 7-day average for cases held at 550 from Thursday while the 14-day average increased for the second-straight day. On Wednesday, the 14-day average dropped to 520 prior to climbing up to 528 on Thursday and 536 on Friday.

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