Six more people died after contracting COVID-19 in Tarrant County. This is according to the county health department, which also announces an additional 836 new infections on Wednesday, as well as more than 675 current hospitalizations.
The last six deaths include a woman in her 80s and a man in her 60s from Arlington; a man in the 90s from the North Richland Hills, a man in the 60s from the unincorporated county of Tarrant, and a man in the 80s and a man in the 40s, both from Fort Worth. All had basic health conditions.
Adding the latter cases brings the total number of infections in Tarrant County to 27,151 since testing began in March. The district average for 7 days to Wednesday is 516 cases per day, decreasing on the fourth day.
The district also reported 53 recoveries on Wednesday, resulting in a total of 13,613 casualties. There are currently 13,183 active cases in the county.
As of Wednesday, the county reported 676 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 56 more than the day before.
Of the county cases, 68% of those who died were over 65 years old. Those aged 25 to 44 make up the largest percentage of people with AIDS-19 at 39%.