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More Than 1,000 New COVID Cases, 6 Deaths Recorded In Tarrant County

Tarrant County recorded 1, 111 new COVID-19 cases with six deaths Saturday, marking the fourth time in five days that the county recorded more than a thousand new cases. The county recorded 42 coronavirus-related deaths in the past seven days.

The recorded deaths were from an Arlington woman who is in her 40s, a Kennedale woman in her 50’s, two Azle men in their 50’s, a woman from Arlington in her 60s, and a man from For Worth who’s in his 80s. According to officials, all of them had underlying health conditions, Fort Worth Star Telegram reported.

The county has so far reported a total of 292,820 coronavirus cases, including 3,743 deaths and an estimated 268,436 recoveries. There were no updates on new hospitalizations and positive rates over the weekend. Update on the figures is expected this Monday.

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With the vaccination data rate in the county, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 62.2% of the county, 12 and older, have already received at least the first dose of the vaccine. 52.83% of the county’s residents have already been fully vaccinated.

DSH also reports that 85.8% of Tarrant residents, 65 or older, have received at least the first dose while 78.4% of the same age group have received both doses.

Meanwhile, more than 66.53% of Texas residents 12 or older have received at least one dose, according to DSHS. Fully vaccinated Texas residents 12 or older are at 55.23%.

The county officials are also offering free COVID19 testing all throughout the area. In Texas, there are 3, 455, 618 confirmed cases with 55, 450 deaths.