Coronavirus Update: July 31st, 2020

By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as July 31st, 3:30pm CT  

  • In Texas, 3,609,474 people have been tested, resulting in 412,107 cases and 6,274 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are an estimated 145,291 active cases in our state, and an estimated 260,542 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.  
    • Tarrant County has at least 27,151 confirmed cases, the fourth-highest number of cases among Texas counties; Parker County has 1,026 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 303.  
  • In the United States, there are at least 4,405,932 cases and 150,283 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
Need to Know:
  • Get free coronavirus testing at Dickies Arena.  This week, another testing location opened at the Dickies Arena parking garage for Tarrant County residents interested in a free saliva test for the coronavirus. Another saliva testing site is open at J.P. Elder Middle School, located at 709 Northwest 21st Street, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tests are administered by appointment only: register online at, or call 817-248-6299 to schedule an appointment.
  • Looking for a way to keep your kids entertained this summer? Fort Worth Public Library has you covered. As children and parents continue to adjust to a different kind of summer, the Fort Worth Public Library is offering weekly programming for children, families, and adults through the Library’s social media channels and private classes on Zoom. Online programming includes pre-Kindergarten story hours, high school equivalency classes, programs for dementia care providers, and Spanish-language conversation groups. Visit here to learn more.
  • On a personal note, I am pleased to report that I have tested negative for the coronavirus. I am following the guidance of my physician and remain symptom free.