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Ft Worth just shy of 500 cases as Tarrant reports 1242 with no change for Kennedale

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Figures are updated by the Kennedale News every two days …

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Today, Sunday, April 19, 2020 Tarrant County reported 1,242 COVID-19 cases. This is up from 1,175 reported on Friday, April 17.? This is 67 new cases.{{more:? continue …}}
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Dallas County has recorded 2,374 while Texas has reported 18,923 cases statewide, up from 17,371. Meanwhile, Kennedale remains at 2 cases.?
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Some good news …
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In the first ten days of reporting by the county, Tarrant’s case count was doubly every day. It is now doubly at a slower rate at intervals of every 5 days. This last week? it seems to have leveled at that figure. State officials expected to see a leveling of the numbers statewide by the beginning of May but the actual numbers will vary from location to location within the state.
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Tarrant County reported 39 deaths (up from 35) with 189 recoveries (up from 187). There are 115 currently hospitalized (down from 124). Dallas County has documented 60 deaths.
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The State of Texas has recorded 477 deaths (up from 428) with 1471 hospitalized (down from 1,522) and 5,334 estimated recoveries (up from 4,190).
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The City of Kennedale has no new case in the past week and remains at a total of 2 with no deaths registered. No addition information provided.
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Border cities of Fort Worth, Arlington and Mansfield continue to see an increase in reported cases.?
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75% of cases are ages 24-64, 54% are males along with 64% of deaths but most of those are age 65+ (updated figures) …
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As more cases in the county are documented, a clearer picture is emerging of who is affected by the the coronavirus and who is dying from it. It is not only an “old people’s” illness.
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The overall majority getting the disease are breadwinners between the ages of 24 and 64 and it is more likely that the guys (54%) will fall ill with the virus as oppose to their female counterparts at 46%.
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This is a consistent finding since Kennedale News first started reporting the county stats. It should be noted that Texas statewide stats show a closer male to female ratio.?
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Deaths by age grouping singles out the older ages …?
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However, a majority of deaths are in the older ages (64+) with 59% of all cases reported. There are no deaths from birth to 24. For the age range 25-44 the percentage is 8% and rises to 33% for the age group 45-64. Group together, the age group 45 and up account for 92% of all deaths.
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Case reports by age groupings show similar pattern …
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The breakdown of cases reported by age group follows a somewhat similar path as the reported deaths with just 1% reported for ages birth to 14, 7% for ages 15-24, and 35% for the 25-44 age bracket. It grows to 40% for the middle ages of 45 to 64 but drops to 18% for the elder generation of 65+. If you combine the two middle groups ages 24-64, they account for 75% of all cases.
  • 13% – community known source
  • 22% – travel
  • 17% – undetermined?
Case % by sex with % of deaths …
  • 54% are males – 64% of deaths
  • 46% are female – 36% of deaths?
Case % by age with % of deaths …?
  • 1% are less than 15, no deaths
  • 7% are 15 ? 24, no deaths
  • 35% are 25 – 44 with 8% of deaths
  • 40% are 45 ? 64 with 33% of deaths
  • 18% are 65+ with 59% of deaths?
Case % by race/ethnicity … (Stats by death unavailable)?
  • 41% White
  • 21% Hispanic
  • 21% Africa-American
  • 9% Not reported marked unknown
  • 7% Asian/Pacific Islands
  • 1% other?
Surrounding cities reporting cases ??
  • Arlington ? 231 (up from 219), 25 recovered (no change), 3 death (no change). On March 24, 2020 the count was 14 cases with no deaths recorded.
  • Everman – 2 confirmed case (no change).
  • Forest Hill ? 12 confirmed (down 13), 1 recovery (no change), 2 deaths (no change). On March 24 there was 1 case and no deaths reported.
  • Fort Worth ? 495 confirmed (up from 469), 81 recovered (up 1), 22 deaths (up from 20). On March 24, 2020 the count was 24 with no deaths.
  • Kennedale – 2 confirmed (up one), no deaths.
  • Mansfield ?? 40 confirmed (up from 39), 11 recovered (up from10), 2 deaths (up e). On March 24 the count was 5 with no deaths.
  • Unincorporated areas ? 34 confirmed (up from 31), 5 recovered (no change), 1 death (no change). On March 24, there none reported.
  • Unknown location – 65 confirmed (up from 57), no deaths reported.
Note: Tarrant County does not publish actual location or neighborhoods in their updates. Reports list data is provisional and is subject to change at any time. Deaths and recovered are included in the total COVID-19 positive cases. Incidence rates based on less that 20 cases are considered unstable and should be interpreted with caution.
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Sources for this article …?
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Tarrant County Stats:?coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com.
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State of Texas Stats:?Texas COVID-19 Dashboard

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