Tarrant County reports first child COVID-19-related death

Tarrant County reported 29 additional COVID-19 fatalities Tuesday including the county’s first pediatric death.

The county health director confirmed the child was a baby boy under the age of one but declined to release specific details because of privacy laws.

He called the case "heartbreaking." He also added pediatric deaths are a rare occurrence with COVID-19.

There is promising news, though. Tarrant County hospitalizations and COVID-19-related ICU admissions are down, the health director said.