Tracking COVID-19: Tarrant County surpasses 20,000 positive cases

As of July 17, Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed more than 20,000 positive cases in the county. (Community Impact staff)
As of July 17, Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed more than 20,000 positive cases in the county. (Community Impact staff)

As of July 17, Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed more than 20,000 positive cases in the county. (Community Impact staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Tarrant County, Denton County and the state of Texas through their public dashboards available here.

The level of community spread of COVID-19 remains "substantial" in Tarrant County, according to public health officials.

Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed 474 new cases of novel coronavirus in the county in the past 24 hours. There have been a total of 20,907 positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Tarrant County since officials began tracking the virus in mid-March.

Among ZIP codes in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, ZIP code 76244 has the greatest number of new confirmed cases, with 148 reported between July 3-17. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code to 380, which represents a rate of 510.66 positive cases per 100,000 residents.

The ZIP code with the second-highest number of new cases during that time was 76248, which reported 68 cases. There have been 39 new cases confirmed in ZIP code 76177 and 36 new cases confirmed in ZIP code 76262.

In Fort Worth, there have been a total of 9,653 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 157 deaths and 5,047 patients who have recovered, according to TCPH data.


In addition, the city of Keller has confirmed 266 positive cases since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, including 17 deaths and 152 patients who have recovered.

In Tarrant County, there have been more than 7,000 new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed since July 3.

As of July 17, Denton County Public Health officials have confirmed a total of 4,765 cases of COVID-19 within the county, including 42 deaths and 2,610 patients who have recovered.

Since July 3, there have been an additional seven cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the city of Roanoke. The city has confirmed a total of 35 cases, including 21 patients who have recovered.


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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