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Tarrant County: Most New COVID-19 Reported In Past 6 Weeks; 2 More Deaths

Tarrant County on Saturday reported two COVID-19 deaths as well as 95 new cases.

Residents of Fort Worth and Grapevine have recently died as a result of the pandemic. There have been 263,690 COVID-19 cases documented in the county, with 3,577 deaths and an estimated 258,038 recoveries. Due to the July 4 vacation, county officials will not release updated COVID-19 data until July 6, reported keranews.org.

The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals increased by 16 to 150. It’s the most since 151 on May 19th.COVID-19 hospitalizations accounted for 4% of the 3,883 occupied beds in Tarrant County.

Since March 23, COVID-19 hospitalization rate has been at or below 4% of total beds, and at or below 3% since May 25. The rate had risen to a pandemic high of 38%.

According to county figures, hospital bed occupancy jumped to 84 percent from 83 percent. There are 737 beds available in the hospital. On Jan. 4, the epidemic low was 661.

In the most recent available seven-day average data, Tarrant County’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate remained at 6%. Prior to Friday, the rate has been at 6% since May 6. Last time, the rate was at a pandemic high of 30%.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 54.2 percent of Tarrant County individuals aged 16 and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 47.8 percent of those aged 16 and up having received all three doses.

According to the DSHS, 82.4 percent of Tarrant residents 65 and over have received at least one dosage, and 75.8% have been fully immunized. More than 57.8% of Texas individuals aged 12 and up have received at least one dose. The proportion of fully immunized Texas people aged 12 and above is 49.7%.