Dallas County reports 17 COVID-19 deaths, including a new mother; Tarrant County shatters single-day case record
Dallas County on Wednesday reported 947 more coronavirus cases, all of them considered new, and 17 new COVID-19 deaths — the most deaths reported by the county on a single day in more than a month. Meanwhile, Tarrant County became the first North Texas county to report more than 2,000 new cases in a single day.
Twelve of the latest Dallas County victims lived in Dallas: a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s, two women in their 50s, four men and one woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 70s and a man in his 80s. The woman in her 30s was a new mother who had been critically ill in a hospital after giving birth.
All of them except for the woman and one of the men in their 60s had underlying high-risk health problems.
The remaining victims were a Farmers Branch man in his 60s, a…