Another eight people died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County, according to the county health department, which also announced an additional 672 new infections on Thursday, along with 642 ongoing hospitalizations.
The last eight deaths included a man in his 80s from White Village, a woman in her 70s, two men in their 40s, a man in his 70s and two men in their 80s, all from Fort Worth and a woman in 90s from Arlington, everyone had basic health conditions.
The addition of the latest cases has brought the total number of infections in Taranto County to 27,823 since testing began in March. The average for 7 days in the county until Thursday is 528 cases per day, a slight increase from 520 cases on Wednesday, which also breaks a four-day series of declines.
The county also reported 35 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total number of survivors to 1
As of Thursday, the county reported 642 hospitalizations for COVID-19, 34 fewer than the day before.
Of the cases in the county, 68% of the dead were over the age of 65. Those between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest percentage of people with COVID-19 at 39%.