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Kennedale records 1st Covid death as numbers take a leap in North Texas

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Article correction – Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson was incorrectly listed as Brian Williams – correction made in article 5/11/2020 …
A summary of the past week shows Tarrant and Dallas counties remain active hot spots in Texas. Deaths and cases in these two areas set new highs last week. {{more: continue}}At the same time hospitalization is down in Tarrant as well as the State of Texas and recoveries continue to climb around Texas.?

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On Friday, Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said it was sad to have to report new deaths.? As he told Jack Howland of the Star Telegram,? “This virus continues to take a toll on our community.”
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He when on to note that residents should continue to stay home as much as possible, practice social distancing in public spaces and wash hands often.?
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Mayor issues update for city …?
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Kennedale City Mayor Brian Johnson reported earlier today that the first death in Kennedale as a result of the coronavirus was an 80+ year old female with underlying conditions.? ?
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The following compares last week’s figures as reported in the Kennedale News to the current figures as of Sunday May 10, 2020. (all figures come from the sites listed at the bottom of this article)
  • Tarrant County reported 2,388 COVID-19 cases last Saturday. As of today, the number had reached 3,695 for a total of 1,307. (This has earns an asterick because the new number of cases was almost doubled by an out break in the federal prison located in Fort Worth).? But, even without that outbreak number, Tarrant County had already set a new record in number of new cases and deaths reported last week.?
  • Dallas County reported 3,531 total cases last week and now has 5,619 cases. Dallas County also broke new reporting numbers last week in case and deaths.
  • Meanwhile, the total for Texas has increased from 29,229 cases to 38,869 up 9,640.
  • Recoveries are up with Tarrant reporting 780 up from 551. Texas has 21,022 recoveries up from 14,122.?
  • Hospitalizations are down slightly with Tarrant County reporting 221 after reporting 225 last week. Texas a’lso reported fewer in the hospital with 1,626 down from 1,778.
  • Death totals have topped 100 going from 69 to 103. Dallas County has gone from 104 to 143 and Texas has increased, going from 816 deaths to 1,088.
  • Kennedale recorded six new cases last week for a total of nine and reported ints first Covid-19 death.?

Trends in County stats …

  • 73% of those infected are ages 25 to 64 and thus are carriers
  • 58% of those infected are males as opposed to females.
  • 65% of the deaths are ages 65 and above
  • 60% of all deaths are males
  • Whites account for 22% of those infected but 48% of the deaths, while blacks are at 15% infection but account for 26% of the deaths. Hispanics account for 27% of cases but 22% of the deaths.

Tarrant County Stats Breakdown (as of 5/10/2020):

Type of transmission …

  • 24% – community known source
  • 31% – community unknown source
  • 7% – travel
  • 38% – undetermined

Case % by sex with % of deaths …

  • 58% are males – 60% of deaths
  • 42% are female – 42% of deaths

Case % by age with % of deaths …

  • 1% are less than 15 years old, 0% of deaths
  • 8% are 15 ? 24, 0% of deaths
  • 36% are 25 – 44 with 6% of deaths
  • 37% are 45 ? 64 with 29% of deaths
  • 18% are 65+ but with 65% of deaths

Case % by race/ethnicity …

  • 27% Hispanic, 22% of deaths
  • 22% White, 48% of deaths
  • 31% Not categorized – marked unknown
  • 15% Africa-American, 26% of deaths
  • 4% Asian/Pacific Islands, 3% of deaths
  • 1% other, 1% of deaths

Surrounding cities reporting cases ?

  • Arlington ? 670 (up from 467), 151 recovered (up from 95), 9 deaths (up? from 6). On March 24, 2020 the count was 14 cases with no deaths recorded.
  • Everman10 confirmed case (up from 4). No deaths recorded.
  • Forest Hill ? 23 confirmed (up 1), 8 recovery (up 1), 2 deaths (no change). On March 24 there was 1 case and no deaths reported.
  • Fort Worth ? 1,927 confirmed (up from 1,048), 228 recovered (up from 117), 43 deaths (up 13). On March 24, 2020 the count was 24 with no deaths. (Significant increase case count due to outbreak in federal prison located in the city- total prison count 423).
  • Kennedale9 confirmed (up 6), 2 recovery (up 1), 1 death (first death). On March 24, 2020 there were no cases reported.
  • Mansfield ? 81 confirmed (up from 64), 30 recovered (up from 20), 2 deaths (no change). On March 24 the count was 5 with no deaths.
  • Unincorporated areas ? 58 confirmed (up from 50), 22 recovered (up from 14), 2 deaths (no change). On March 24, there were no cases reported.
  • Unknown location 156 confirmed (up from 124), 15 recovered (up from 5), no deaths reported. (This data changes as locations are identified).

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.

Sources for this article …

Tarrant County Stats: coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com

State of Texas Link: Texas COVID-19 Dashboard

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