Eight more people have died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County, according to the county health department which is also announcing 672 new infections on Thursday along with 642 current hospitals.
The last eight deaths include a man in his 80s from White Settlement, a woman in her 70s, two men in their 40s, a man in his 70s and two men in their 80s, all from Fort Worth and a woman in their 70s. its 90s from Arlington. All had underlying health conditions.
The increase in recent cases brings the total number of infections in Tarrant County to 27,823 since testing began in March. The county average of 7 days through Thursday is 528 cases a day, a slight increase on Wednesday of 520 cases which is also a four-day interest rate cut.
The county is also reporting 35 recoveries Wednesday, bringing the total number of survivors to 13,648. There are currently an estimated 13,812 active cases in the county.
As of Thursday, the county reported 642 COVID-19 hospitals, 34 fewer than the previous day.
Of the county cases, 68% of those who died were aged 65. Those aged 25 to 44 make up the largest percentage of people with VOCID-19 at 39%.