Coronavirus Update: August 14th, 2020

By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as of August 14th, 9:00am CT  

  • In Texas, 4,230,763 people have been tested, resulting in 513,575 cases and 9,289 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are an estimated 128,526 active cases in our state, and an estimated 375,760 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.  
    • Tarrant County has at least 33,070 confirmed cases, the fourth-highest number of cases among Texas counties; Parker County has 1,366 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 494.   
  • In the United States, there are at least 5,176,018 cases and 165,148 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
Need to Know:
  • Fort Worth ISD returns to learning virtually on September 8th. The first day of the fall semester is less than a month away for Fort Worth ISD students. With ‘back to school’ looking different this year, parents are encouraged to visit to prepare their students—and themselves—for the virtual classroom. 
    • Fort Worth ISD is also addressing hunger needs for students and will be beginning a Meals-to-Go service when school resumes on September 8th, with hot or cold meals available for pick-up two times a week at nearly all Fort Worth ISD campuses. Click here to learn more.
    • Tarrant County parents whose children rely on schools to provide nutritious meals can turn to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which is still providing free summer meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. Click here for more information. 
  • Free testing continues to expand in Texas 12. Fort Worth and Tarrant County are opening four new coronavirus testing sites this week at convenient locations across the city: Fort Worth ISD Scarborough-Handley Field, Tarrant County College-Northwest Campus, the Beth Eden Missionary Baptist Church, and the Christ Church Fort Worth Assembly of God. Free tests will be available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, by appointment only.Register online at or call 817-248-6299 to schedule an appointment. Two other testing sites, which also offer saliva testing, are open at J.P. Elder Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon and at the Dickies Arena’s Chevrolet Parking Garage from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.