The Tarrant County Public Health Department confirmed 5,991 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and another 18 new deaths. By Sunday, TCPH also reported that nearly 1,200 people in the county would be hospitalized due to the virus, and the ICU occupancy rate was 96%.
In the past 7 days, the county has announced 11,410 new virus cases, an average of 1,375 cases per day. The county health department did not report data on COVID-19 cases from December 24 to 26. Among the 5991 cases reported on Monday, data from the county health department showed that there were 5,441 more confirmed cases than the latest report and 550 more possible cases.
The 18 most recent victims include personnel from Arlington, Bedford, Fort Worth, the City of Holden, Hearst, and Richland Hills. No more details yet.
Tarrant County extended the authorization period for masks to February 28, 2021
The health department reported that as of Sunday, the county had 1,175 COVID-19 patients in hospital beds, accounting for nearly 26% of the bed capacity. TCPH reports that 82% of the county’s beds are occupied and 96% of the ICU beds in the county are occupied.
The county also reported another 4,420 estimated restorations, bringing the total number of survivors to 105,531. Currently, the county has an estimated 37,045 active cases, the most among counties in North Texas.
Now, due to the virus causing 1,425 deaths, COVID-19 is expected to become the third leading killer of residents in Tarrant County, after cancer and heart disease, and is expected to exceed the total number of strokes per year later this year.
COVID-19 can cause respiratory diseases, accompanied by cough, fever and shortness of breath, and may cause bronchitis, severe pneumonia and even death.For more information, please visit coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com Or call Tarrant County Public Health Information Line 817-248-6299, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.