Tarrant County reported 26 COVID-19 deaths and 6,246 new cases on Thursday.
The 26 COVID-related deaths are the most since 31 were reported on Sept. 25.
The latest COVID-related deaths include a Fort Worth woman in her 20s, an Arlington woman in her 30s, two Fort Worth women and a man in their 50s, a Saginaw man in his 60s, two North Richland Hills women in their 60s, a man from rural Tarrant County in his 60s, two Fort Worth men and a woman in their 60s, a Benbrook woman in her 70s, an Arlington man and woman in their 70s, two Fort Worth men and a woman in their 70s, a Saginaw man in his 70s, an Arlington woman in her 80s, a Grand Prairie man in his 80s, two Fort Worth women in their 80s, a Mansfield man in his 80s, a Grapevine woman in her 80s, and a Fort Worth woman older than 90.
All 26 had underlying health conditions, according to officials.
Tarrant County has reported 513,272 COVID-19 cases, including 5,223 deaths and an estimated 396,137 recoveries.
Note to readers: Tarrant County does not release data on the vaccination status of recently diagnosed patients or deaths. Officials have released this type of data once in June and it showed that nearly 100% of the new cases reported at the time (from May to mid-June) were in people who were not vaccinated. Further, county officials said fewer than 200 of those new cases at the time were in previously vaccinated Tarrant residents.
Hospitalized COVID patients decreased by 16 to 1,328 in the latest seven-day moving average. The pandemic high was 1,528 on Jan. 6, 2021.
COVID-19 hospitalizations remained at 29% of the total number of beds in Tarrant County and make up 32% of the 4,161 occupied beds. The rate was at a pandemic-high 38% on Jan. 10.
Confirmed COVID patients decreased to 25.06 from 26.04% of all available hospital beds in the North Central Texas Trauma Region, which includes 45 counties (divided into three regions).
Tarrant County’s hospital bed occupancy increased to 91% from 90%, according to county data. Available hospital beds decreased by eight to 434. The pandemic low of 357 was reported Jan. 10.
Adult ICU bed occupancy remained at 98%. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 99% on Oct. 7. Ventilator use decreased by two to 272. Patients are using 34% of the 800 ventilators in the county.
The COVID-19 positive test rate for Tarrant County decreased to 35.56% from 36.42% in the latest available seven-day-average data.
Children ages 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination, so the following vaccination percentages have been altered by the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect that larger population.
According to Texas DSHS, 67.63% of Tarrant County residents 5 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 59.02% of residents 5 or older have been fully vaccinated.
DSHS also reports that 92.20% of Tarrant residents 65 or older have received at least one dose, and 84.51% of residents 65 or older have been fully vaccinated.
More than 74.00% of Texas residents 5 or older have received at least one dose, according to DSHS. The rate of fully vaccinated Texas residents 5 or older is at 62.53%.
Tarrant County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and testing at locations throughout the area.
Tarrant County Vaccinated
Map shows the percent of residents receiving at least one dose of vaccine in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. Tarrant County Public Health provides the data.
Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths by city
Here are the total pandemic-related deaths in Tarrant County by city through Jan. 27:
Fort Worth, 2,175
North Richland Hills, 182
Haltom City, 129
Rural Tarrant County, 122
White Settlement, 100
Grand Prairie, 61
Richland Hills, 48
Sansom Park, 44
Forest Hill, 38
Lake Worth, 28
River Oaks, 25
Pelican Bay, 10
Westworth Village, 10
Blue Mound, 9
Edgecliff Village, 8
Dalworthington Gardens, 2
Flower Mound, 1
Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths
Map shows COVID-19 deaths in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for case numbers. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Texas COVID-19 cases over time
Texas daily coronavirus case counts over time, and the ten counties with the most cases. Tap the arrow button to replay the animation.
Tarrant County hospital capacity
Hospital capacity by available beds and ventilators for Tarrant County. Data provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Tarrant County COVID-19 trends
Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County for the last 30-days by ZIP code. Tap on the map for complete cases and deaths numbers. Charts show trends in Tarrant County's positivity rate, new cases, hospitalizations and hospital occupancy. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
Tarrant County COVID-19 characteristics
Map shows COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County by ZIP code. Tap on the map for more information, including deaths. Charts show a breakdown in Tarrant County's cases and deaths by race/ethnicity, age groups and gender. The data is provided by Tarrant County Public Health.
North Texas COVID-19 hospital capacity
Here is the percent capacity for COVID-19 hospitalizations out of total hospital capacity for the 19-county North Central Texas Trauma Service Area (TSA-E) for the last seven days. TSA-E includes the DFW area..