Tarrant County confirms two more COVID-19 deaths, including one from assisted living center

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed two more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, including an elderly woman who was living at an assisted living facility.

In total, Tarrant County now has 11 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus. The county also reported 14 new cases, and the county now has 418 total cases.

The new deaths were an elderly Fort Worth man with underlying health conditions and an elderly woman who was a resident at Heartis Arlington assisted living and memory care home.

Both contracted the coronavirus through community transmission.

Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said an investigation began at Heartis Arlington after someone there tested positive in late March.

They identified groups of people that needed to be tested, and after testing was completed, there were 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases at the center, including 11 residents and one staff member.

Those who tested positive are in self-quarantine.

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Dallas County reported 97 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 1,112.

Of those requiring hospitalization in Dallas County, 71 percent have been either over 60 years old or have had at least one high-risk chronic health condition.

Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition in 28 percent of hospitalized patients.

Denton County reported its seventh COVID-19 related death, a Lewisville man in his 90s, who contracted the coronavirus through community transmission.

There were also 16 new cases reported in Denton County on Sunday, bringing the county's total to 304.

Collin County now has 287 confirmed cases, after reporting 19 new cases on Sunday.

Health officials report 102 people have successfully recovered in Collin County, while 25 remain hospitalized and 157 are in home isolation.

There have been 999 negative tests in Collin County, and there are 354 people under monitoring.


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