DATA: Tarrant County reports 2.4% increase in COVID-19 cases since Aug. 21

Total COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County have surpassed 40,000 as of Aug. 27. (Community Impact staff)
Total COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County have surpassed 40,000 as of Aug. 27. (Community Impact staff)

Total COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County have surpassed 40,000 as of Aug. 27. (Community Impact staff)

Total COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County surpassed 40,000 as of Aug. 27.

Among the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, Grapevine continues to have the highest total number of cases, and it reported the highest increase in number of cases since Aug. 21. That brings the total number of cases in Grapevine, which also has the largest population among the three cities, to 643.

The city among the three with the second-highest number of total cases was Southlake, which has reported a total of 326 cases. Colleyville has reported a total of 250 cases, Aug. 27 data shows.

In Tarrant County, there have been a total of 40,777 cases of the coronavirus. That represents a 2.4% increase in the total number of confirmed cases since Aug. 21.

Data shows that those in the 25-44 age group in Tarrant County continue to have had the highest number of positive cases, followed by ages 45-64.

In addition, the data shows 49 deaths in Tarrant County since Aug. 21. The total deaths since tracking began in March is 532 in Tarrant County. People age 65 and older account for 70% of all deaths in the county thus far.

Among the key indicators to watch among health experts is the number of hospitalizations. Tarrant County reported that there were 282 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Aug. 21. That number has continued to decline since that report.

According to state health officials, several commercial laboratories recently submitted a backlog of test results, which has led to higher case counts in some areas of the state.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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