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Tarrant County Reports Record 18 COVID-19 Deaths; 7-Day New Case Average Climbs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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The number of deaths reported Friday is a single-day record for the county.

Of the countys cases, 69% of those who have died were over the age of 65. Those aged 25 to 44 comprise the largest portion of people with COVID-19 at 39%.

The county is likewise reporting 749 recoveries Friday, bringing the total variety of survivors to 14,397. There are presently an approximated 13,632 active cases in the county.

The addition of the most recent cases brings the total number of infections in Tarrant County to 28,410 considering that testing began in March. The countys 7-day average through Friday is 550 cases each day, an increase over earlier in the week when the average hit a low of 516 during a four-day streak of declines.

The 18 newest deaths include a guy in his 80s from Hurst, a guy in his 60s from Grand Prairie, a male in his 70s from Mansfield, a man in his 30s from Haltom City, a guy in his 70s from Richland Hills, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, both from Azle, a man in his 70s and a man in his 60s from White Settlement, a guy in his 80s from Lake Worth, a guy in his 70s from Arlington; a woman in her 40s, a guy in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, a guy in his 80s, a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s, and a male in his 70s, all from Fort Worth. All had hidden health conditions.

A record 18 individuals have died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County, thats according to the county health department who is also announcing an extra 587 brand-new infections Friday along with 591 current hospitalizations.

The 7-day average for cases held at 550 from Thursday while the 14-day average increased for the second-straight day. On Wednesday, the 14-day average dropped to 520 before climbing up to 528 on Thursday and 536 on Friday.

As of Friday, the county reported 591 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 51 less than the day in the past.