Tarrant County reported 12 COVID-19 deaths and 7,587 new cases on Friday.
The latest COVID-related deaths include an Arlington man in his 40s, a Watauga woman in her 50s, an Arlington woman in her 60s, a Fort Worth man and woman in their 60s, a Fort Worth woman in her 70s, two Arlington men in their 70s, two Fort Worth men in their 80s, an Arlington woman in her 80s, and a Fort Worth man older than 90.
All 12 had underlying health conditions, according to officials.
Tarrant County has reported 481,469 COVID-19 cases, including 5,156 deaths and an estimated 380,322 recoveries.
Note to readers: Tarrant County does not release data on the vaccination status of recently diagnosed patients or deaths. Officials have released this type of data once in June and it showed that nearly 100% of the new cases reported at the time (from May to mid-June) were in people who were not vaccinated. Further, county officials said fewer than 200 of those new cases at the time were in previously vaccinated Tarrant residents.
Hospitalized COVID patients decreased by one to 1,386 in the latest seven-day moving average. The pandemic high was 1,528 on Jan. 6, 2021.
COVID-19 hospitalizations remained at 33% of the total number of beds in Tarrant County and make up 30% of the 4,169 occupied beds. The rate was at a pandemic-high 38% on Jan. 10.
Confirmed COVID patients decreased to 25.31% from 26.48% of all available hospital beds in the North Central Texas Trauma Region, which includes 45 counties (divided into three regions).
Tarrant County’s hospital bed occupancy remained at 90%, according to county data. Available hospital beds decreased by 20 to 464. The pandemic low of 357 was reported Jan. 10.
Adult ICU bed occupancy decreased to 94% from 97%. The rate was last at a pandemic-high 99% on Oct. 7. Ventilator use increased by 24 to 278. Patients are using 36% of the 779 ventilators in the county.
The COVID-19 positive test rate for Tarrant County decreased to 38.74% from 39.55% in the latest available seven-day-average data.
Children ages 5 and older are now eligible for vaccination, so the following vaccination percentages have been altered by the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect that larger population.
According to Texas DSHS, 67.34% of Tarrant County residents 5 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 58.77% of residents 5 or older have been fully vaccinated.
DSHS also reports that 92.09% of Tarrant residents 65 or older have received at least one dose, and 84.43% of residents 65 or older have been fully vaccinated.
More than 73.63% of Texas residents 5 or older have received at least one dose, according to DSHS. The rate of fully vaccinated Texas residents 5 or older is at 62.23%.
Tarrant County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines and testing at locations throughout the area.
Tarrant County COVID-19 deaths by city
Here are the total pandemic-related deaths in Tarrant County by city through Jan. 21: