Coronavirus Latest: Number of active cases increases in Tarrant and Denton counties

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth. (Community Impact staff)

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus has increased in Tarrant County and Denton County within the past 24 hours.

Tarrant County Public Health officials on May 19 confirmed 84 new cases of COVID-19 within the county. There have been 130 patients who have died of complications from the coronavirus in the county and 1,586 patients who have recovered.

Out of 5,672 hospital beds in Tarrant County, 3,346 are occupied, and 229 are occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients.

As of May 19, the county had 462 available ventilators and 203 occupied ventilators.

There are a total of 4,643 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tarrant County, including 2,449 confirmed cases in Fort Worth and 94 confirmed cases in Keller.


Meanwhile, Denton County Public Health has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the county’s active case total to 495—the largest number of active cases in the county since DCPH began tracking COVID-19 on March 15.

A total of 28 patients have died from complications of the coronavirus in Denton County, while 565 patients have recovered.

According to DCPH, out of 988 hospital beds in the county a total of 450 beds are occupied, and 24 beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. DCPH numbers indicate a total of 14 occupied ventilators and 99 ventilators available in Denton County.

DCPH has confirmed a total of 1,088 cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, including eight confirmed cases in the city of Roanoke.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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