Latest in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake: Tarrant County reports 25 deaths related to COVID-19

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

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Tarrant County Public Health continues to provide updates regarding COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Editor's note: This is an evolving story. New updates will be posted as they become available.

Updated 3 p.m. April 11

Tarrant County is reporting 787 positive cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, Tarrant County Public Health confirmed in an April 11 news release. The deceased include a male in his 60s, a male is his 70s, a female in her 60s and a female in her late 40s, all from Fort Worth as well as a male in his 80s from Sansom Park.

All had underlying health conditions, the county reported.

In total, 25 people from Tarrant County have died from the virus. The county reported 90 people have recovered from the virus.


"This is a stressful time for all of us, but we will get through it and bend the COVID-19 curve if all follow the guidelines," Vinny Taneja, Tarrant County Public Health director said in the news release.

Updated 5 p.m. April 9

Tarrant County Public Health announced April 9 that a 20th death has occurred in the county due to complications from novel coronavirus. The patient was a Fort Worth woman in her 60s with underlying health issues, according to a department news release.

"The best way to fight this illness for now is to stay home and not catch it in the first place," TCPH Director Vinny Taneja said.

TCPH officials have confirmed a total of 637 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 61 patients who have recovered.

Updated 5:30 p.m. April 8

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed the 19th death in the county due to complications from the novel coronavirus. The patient was a Euless resident in his 30s with underlying health issues, according to a department news release.

"It is unfortunate for our community to see the death toll rising from COVID-19," TCPH Director Vinny Taneja said. "These are difficult times for the family and friends of those we have lost to this disease. Our hearts go out to them."

TCPH has confirmed a total of 588 cases of the coronavirus in the county, including 53 patients who have recovered.

The city of Fort Worth has 232 confirmed cases, with seven deaths and 17 patients who have recovered. Grapevine has 14 cases, with two patients who have recovered. There are nine positive cases in Colleyville, with three patients having recovered. There are 16 positive cases in Southlake. Three Southlake residents have recovered, and one has died.

Updated 9:30 p.m. April 7

Officials with Tarrant County Public Health have confirmed five additional deaths in the county due to complications from the novel coronavirus, marking the largest single-day total since the county began reporting COVID-19 cases.

Two of the deceased patients were from Fort Worth, one was from River Oaks, and one was from Grand Prairie, according to a department news release. Two of the five patients had underlying health issues, and the patients ranged in age from 47 to 88, the release said.

"It is very unfortunate and disheartening to see the death toll rising from COVID-19," TCPH Director Vinny Taneja said. "This is not the time to be complacent. We can get through this, but only if everyone does their part and follows the guidelines without exception."

TCPH has confirmed a total of 517 cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county, including 18 deaths and 53 patients who have recovered.

There have been 196 confirmed cases in Fort Worth. In addition, the city of Grapevine has 11 confirmed cases, with two patients who have recovered. There are nine positive cases in Colleyville, with three patients having recovered. There are 16 positive cases in Southlake. Three Southlake residents have recovered, and one has died.

Updated 5:30 p.m. April 6

Tarrant County Public Health announced April 6 that 452 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county.

So far, 41 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, and 13 have died.

Tarrant County Public Health officials announced March 30 that the county will begin reporting all types of COVID-19 cases, including provisional cases that have been confirmed by lab reports but require additional investigative data.

Coronavirus updates from the week of March 30 can be found here.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.