Coronavirus Update: August 7th, 2020

By The Numbers:

Statistics are current as of August 7th, 11:30 am CT  

  • In Texas, 3,944,480 people have been tested, resulting in 467,485 cases and 7,803 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are an estimated 135,878 active cases in our state, and an estimated 323,804 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered. 
    • Tarrant County has at least 30,227 confirmed cases, the fourth-highest number of cases among Texas counties; Parker County has 1,178 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 375. 
  • In the United States, there are at least 4,802,491 cases and 157,631 deaths, as reported by the CDC

Need to Know:

  • Y’all wear a mask… until at least August 31th. Last Friday, July 31th, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley extended the order that requires face masks or coverings be worn inside Tarrant County businesses until August 31th. The original order was set to expire this Monday, August 3rd.
  • The USDA and Tarrant Area Food Bank are fighting child hunger in Texas 12. Summer—and the uncertain Fall calendar for many Texas 12 schools—has created stress and worry for many parents whose children rely on schools to provide nutritious meals. Through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, the Tarrant Area Food Bank is still providing free summer meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. Click here for more information.
  • It’s never been easier to get tested in Texas 12. The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County authorities continue to expand testing for the coronavirus, adding new times this week at two locations where residents can get saliva testing, which is less invasive than the nasal swab method. 900 appointments a day for saliva testing are now available at the Dickies Arena parking garage and J.P. Elder Middle School. Tests are administered by appointment only: register online at or call 817-248-6299..