There are 257 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 8, according to Tarrant County’s daily case update.

Among the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, Grapevine continues to have the highest total number of cases. Today's update brings the total number of cases in Grapevine, which also has the largest population among the three cities, to 693.

The city among the three with the second-highest number of total cases was Southlake, which has reported a total of 367 cases. Colleyville has reported a total of 276 cases, Sept. 8 data shows.

In Tarrant County, there have been a total of 43,055 cases of the coronavirus. That represents a 5.6% increase in the total number of confirmed cases since Aug. 27.

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 50 deaths in Tarrant County since Aug. 27. The total deaths since tracking began in March is 582 in Tarrant County. People age 65 and older account for 71% 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 219 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Sept. 8. 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.