FORT WORTH, Texas - Tarrant County is reporting its sixth positive case of coronavirus. It’s believed to be the first case of community-spread COVID-19 in the county.
The Tarrant County Public Health Department said the patient is a Grand Prairie resident who did not travel recently and did not have any known exposure.
The patient is now isolated at home, health officials said.
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In North Texas, there are 28 cases of coronavirus in Dallas County, eight in Collin County and one in Denton County.
There are at least 70 cases throughout the state, a number that is expected to dramatically increase once testing is widely available.
Texas also has its first COVID-19 death. The man was in his 90s and lived in Matagorda County on the Gulf Coast. He died late Sunday, but the announcement was made on Monday.