Health officials in Tarrant County on Saturday reported seven more deaths in people who contracted COVID-19 as the county’s 14-day average for new cases rose to the highest it’s been in two weeks.
The seven deaths reported Saturday included five Fort Worth residents — a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 60s, a man in his 80s, a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s — and two Bedford residents — a man in his 90s and a man in his 50s. All seven people had underlying health conditions, according to Tarrant County Public Health.
Three hundred eighty-eight people have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.
Officials reported 461 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Saturday, raising the countywide total to 28,871. The 14-day average for new cases rose to 548, the highest it’s been since July 18, while the 7-day average dropped by 17 to 532.
Tarrant County’s 7-day average has held between 502 and 564 since July 20.
The county also reported 785 new recoveries from COVID-19, bringing its total to 15,182.
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Data: County Health Departments, NBC 5 Staff