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Tarrant County Reported Highest Number Of COVID-19 Deaths In Two Weeks

Tarrant County on Thursday reported seven COVID-19 deaths and 92 new cases.

A man and woman in their 50s from Fort Worth, an Arlington woman in her 60s, a Grapevine man in his 70s, two Bedford women in their 80s, and an Arlington man in his 80s are among the most recent deaths.

According to officials, all of them had serious medical problems.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county, with 3,575 fatalities and 257,944 recoveries.

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Rate of hospitalizations

The number of COVID patients in hospitals rose by one to 134. On Jan. 6, the pandemic’s peak was 1,528. COVID-19 hospitalizations continued at 3% of total beds in Tarrant County, accounting for 3 percent of the 3,830 booked beds. Since March 23, the COVID hospitalization rate of total beds has been at or below 4%, and at or below 3% since May 25. On Jan. 10, the rate was at a pandemic high of 38 percent.

In the North Central Texas Trauma Region, confirmed COVID patients jumped from 2.26 percent to 2.37 percent of all available hospital beds.

Beds in the hospitals

According to county data, hospital bed utilization in Tarrant County jumped to 83 percent from 82 percent. There are 780 hospital beds available. On January 4, the epidemic low was 661.

From 88 percent to 86 percent, adult ICU bed occupancy has fallen. On Dec. 28, the pandemic’s peak was at 99 percent.

The number of people who utilize a ventilator has risen by four to 180. Individuals are using 24 percent of the county’s 762 ventilators.

Rate of Positivity

In the most recent available seven-day average data, Tarrant County’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate jumped to 6% from 5%. On May 6th, the rate was last at 6%. On Jan. 7, the rate reached a pandemic high of 30%.

Immunization rate

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 54.05 percent of Tarrant County citizens aged 16 and up have received at least one dose of the vaccination, with 47.7 percent having received all the doses.

According to the DSHS, 82.4 percent of Tarrant residents aged 65 and up have received at least one dose, and 75.8% of those aged 65 and up have been fully vaccinated.

According to the DSHS, more than 57.7% of Texas individuals aged 12 and up have received at least one dosage. The percentage of fully immunized Texas people aged 12 and above is 49.6%.