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COVID-19 updates: Texas reports its deadliest day for 2nd straight day

Officials reported 1,027 cases and 16 deaths in Dallas County Thursday afternoon.

The State of Texas is reporting its deadliest day for the second day in a row Thursday with 129 new deaths from COVID-19.

According to health officials, the state has average 92 per day in the last week.

The state is also reported 10, 291 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

Dallas County reports more than 1,000 cases for 14th day

Dallas County has reported more than 1,000 cases per day for 14 consecutive days.

Officials reported 1,027 cases and 16 deaths Thursday afternoon.

"We also have a near-record high of number of individuals currently hospitalized for COVID-19," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said on Twitter.

Tarrant County health officials reported 562 new cases and six new COVID-19 deaths Thursday. The victims include four men and two women, ranging in age from their 40s to 70s.

Officials say all but one of the six victims had underlying health conditions.

On Wednesday, the county reached a high for ventilator usage at 43%, according to county data.

There have been 283 confirmed deaths and 9,918 people have recovered in Tarrant County since tracking began in March. 

County health officials have not yet updated the daily COVID-19 case count number for Thursday on its public dashboard. 

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Children hospitalized due to COVID-19

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth says of Wednesday the hospital has tested 8,879 children for COVID-19. Of those tests, 583 of the test results have come back positive. 

At this time, the medical center has seven patients hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus.

Children’s Health Medical Center in Dallas confirms the hospital currently has 19 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.

DSHS removes nearly 3,500 cases from Bexar County's reporting 

Wednesday, health officials removed 3,484 coronavirus cases from the state's total coronavirus count due to how Bexar County reports the area's total coronavirus cases, KENS reports. Metro Health includes both positive test results as confirmed by molecular and antigen testing

Up until Wednesday, Texas Department of State Health Services had included the total number of cases for Bexar County but has amended their count to exclude the county's antigen testing numbers.     

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