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COVID-19 updates: Tarrant County reports 420 new cases Wednesday

Tarrant County health officials reported 420 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county total to 45,583 cases since tracking began in March.

DALLAS — This story will be updated throughout the day as new information is released.

Tarrant County health officials reported 420 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county total to 45,583 cases since tracking began in March.

The county also reported four new COVID-19 deaths.

The deaths include a Fort Worth man in his 70s, a Southlake man in his 70s, a Fort Worth man in his 60s and a Fort Worth woman in her 50s. All had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 612 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus since the first reported death in mid-March.

Of the 5338 hospital beds in the county, COVID-19 patients are currently using 220 (4.12%) of them. There are 1643 available beds as of Wednesday.

Dallas County reports 298 additional cases

Health officials in Dallas County added 298 new COVID-19 cases and 13 cases from previous months due to a backlog in the reporting system. 

Dallas County added 190 new cases on Tuesday. The county has now had 76,149 total cases since tracking began in March.

There are also six new COVID-19 deaths. This includes a Dallas man in his 60s, a Lancaster man in his 60s, a Mesquite man in his 70s and a Dallas man in his 80s who all had underlying high-risk health conditions. 

A Dallas woman in her 90s and Mesquite woman in her 90s also died without any underlying high-risk health conditions.

Of all the confirmed cases requiring hospitalization as of Wednesday, more than two-thirds have been younger than 65, according to local health officials.

About 25% of the county's 985 confirmed deaths have been associated with long-term care facilities.

Collin County adds five new COVID-19 deaths

Collin County health officials reported five additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 129 since the county reported its first death in March.

There are also 130 new reported cases in the county. There were 238 new cases on Tuesday and 270 new cases on Monday.

Local officials have reported 12,369 total cases since tracking began in March.

Most cases in the county have been reported in people in their 20s, according to the county dashboard.

Denton County adds 92 new COVID-19 cases

Local officials in Denton County reported 92 additional cases of COVID-19. The county also added two new deaths.

There are currently 42 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Denton County and 13 on ventilators in the ICU.

As of Wednesday, the county has 255 available beds and 207 available ventilators.

The cities of Denton, Lewisville and Carrolton have seen the most reported cases in the county so far. Denton has had 2,185 reported cases, Lewisville with 1,786 and Carrolton with 1,230.

The county has reported 11,317 confirmed cases since tracking began in March. There has also been 107 total COVID-19 deaths.

State officials add daily record 167 new cases in Grayson County

Grayson County had 167 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

This is the first time the county has had more than 100 cases reported in a single day, as the previous high was 69 cases on May 21.

The state reported no new cases in the county from Sept. 7 through Sept. 15.

On Grayson County's Health Department Facebook page, local officials reported a different amount with only 40 new cases Wednesday and nine new cases on Sept. 5.

However, both state and local health officials are in agreement that as of Wednesday, there have been 1744 cases in Grayson County since tracking began in March.

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