As of Aug. 3, the level of community spread of COVID-19 remains "substantial" in Tarrant County, according to public health officials.
Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed 303 new cases of novel coronavirus in the county in the past 24 hours. A total of 29,357 positive cases of COVID-19 have been 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 78 reported between July 27-Aug. 3. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code to 536, which represents a rate of 720.29 positive cases per 100,000 residents.
The ZIP code with the second-highest number of new cases during that time was 76248, with 39. There are now 377 total cases in that ZIP code, which represents a rate of 963.43 positive cases per 100,000 residents.
The next-highest number of new cases was reported in ZIP code 76177, with 24 new cases, for a total of 1,871.76 positive cases per 100,000 residents. There is now a total of 148 positive cases confirmed in ZIP code 76177.
As of Aug. 3, Denton County Public Health officials have confirmed a total of 6,938 cases of COVID-19 within the county, including 55 deaths and 3,810 patients who have recovered.
Since July 26, there have been four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the city of Roanoke. Officials have confirmed a total of 49 cases in the city, including 33 patients who have recovered. According to DCPH, there are a total of 152 confirmed cases in ZIP code 76262, including 90 patients who have recovered.
Among the key indicators to watch, health experts have said, is the number of hospitalizations. As of Aug. 3, Tarrant County health numbers indicate that a total of 557 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in the county. According to TCPH, there are 230 occupied ventilators and 513 available ventilators in the county.
In Denton County, there are 68 hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, according to DCPH. In addition, there are 72 ventilators occupied and 198 ventilators available within the county.
Correction: Due to an inaccurate update on the county dashboard, the initial story incorrectly stated that total COVID-19 deaths in Tarrant County remained at 391 from July 30-Aug. 3.