DATA: COVID-19 positivity rate in Tarrant County higher than state average

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Northeast Tarrant County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Northeast Tarrant County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Northeast Tarrant 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.

As of Oct. 6, the level of community spread of the coronavirus remains "substantial" in Tarrant County, according to public health officials.

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed 354 new coronavirus cases in the county in the past 24 hours.

Since public health officials began tracking the virus in mid-March, a total of 52,720 cases have been confirmed in Tarrant County, including 676 deaths and 45,231 patients who have recovered.


Among ZIP codes in North Tarrant County, ZIP code 76244 has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1,115, for a 30-day case rate of 250 per 100,000 residents. The next highest number of cases is in ZIP code 76051, with 867 cases and a 30-day case rate of 253 per 100,000 residents.

In addition, ZIP code 76248 has a total of 701 confirmed cases and a 30-day case rate of 279 per 100,000 residents. ZIP code 76092 has 526 confirmed cases, ZIP code 76034 has 417 confirmed cases, ZIP code 76262 has 323 confirmed cases and ZIP code 76177 has 279 confirmed cases.



Elsewhere, city of Roanoke officials have confirmed a total of 121 cases in the city including 94 patients who have recovered.


The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are partly dependent upon the number of tests administered, which is why the state tracks positivity rate as one of its key indicators.

The state's weekly positivity rate hit a record high of 24% as of Aug. 11 but was down closer to 7% as of late September. The rate is averaged over the previous seven days and calculates the ratio of positive new cases compared with the number of tests conducted.

As of Oct. 2, the positivity rate in Tarrant County was roughly 11%.


Gov. Greg Abbott has previously said that a rate of 10% or more is cause for concern. Here is a look at the rate since early April.


Among the key indicators to watch, health experts have said, is the number of hospitalizations.

As of Oct. 6, Tarrant County health numbers indicate a total of 355 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in the county.
According to TCPH, there are 206 occupied ventilators and 560 available ventilators in the county.

In Denton County, as of Oct. 5, there are 44 beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, according to Denton County Public Health. In addition, there are 70 ventilators occupied and 246 ventilators available within the county.


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