On Friday, Tarrant County in Texas reported four COVID-19 deaths and 125 new cases.
A Fort Worth man in his 70s, a Fort Worth woman in her 80s, a Richland Hills man in his 80s, and a Fort Worth man over 90 all died of the virus. According to officials, all four had underlying medical conditions.
There have been 263,120 COVID-19 cases reported in the county, with 3,565 deaths and an estimated 257,563 recoveries.
COVID-19 hospitalizations status
The number of COVID patients admitted to a hospital has decreased by five to 113. On January 6, the pandemic high was 1,528.
COVID- 19 hospitalizations remained at 2% of the total number of beds in Tarrant County, accounting for 3% of the 3,909 occupied beds. Since March 23, the COVID hospitalization rate of total beds has been 4 percent or lower, and 3 percent or lower since May 25. On January 10, the rate reached a pandemic high of 38%.
Confirmed COVID patients increased slightly to 2.06 percent of all available hospital beds in the North Central Texas Trauma Region, up from 1.96 percent.
Beds in hospital
According to county data, Tarrant County’s hospital bed occupancy has increased from 83 percent to 84 percent. There are 753 hospital beds available. On January 4, the pandemic low was 661.
Adult ICU bed occupancy rose from 89 percent to 91 percent. On December 28, the pandemic had reached a peak of 99 percent. The number of people who used a ventilator fell by 12 to 179. Patients are using 23% of the county’s 775 ventilators.
Rate of positivity
According to the most recent seven-day average data, Tarrant County’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate remained at 4%. On Jan. 7, the rate was at a pandemic high of 30%.