Tarrant County now has two recoveries and 42 positive COVID-19 cases, after Tarrant County Public Health reported 13 new positive cases Saturday.
According to a Tarrant County Public Health news release Friday, the county is interviewing the patients on their recent travel history. They’re also reaching out to those that were potentially exposed.
Saturday‘s update brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Arlington to 11, tying it with Fort Worth.
The first death reported in Tarrant County was of Arlington resident Patrick James, who died Sunday.
James resided at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington along with his wife. On Friday, the Arlington Fire Department along with other medical responders tested all of its residents and staff members at the center for COVID-19. Details of their findings were not released.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Arlington City Council made several amendments Wednesday to an ordinance it passed at its Tuesday meeting, according to a previous Shorthorn article.
This included restricting restaurants to only providing delivery, takeout or drive-thru services. It also ordered the closures of amusement facilities such as bars, clubs and theaters.
The updated ordinance went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and is in effect until terminated by the Arlington City Council.
On March 13, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams signed a disaster declaration for the city, and it was amended to last indefinitely at Tuesday’s council meeting.
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Source: Tarrant County, Updated 12:45 p.m. Saturday.