Authorities reported three more deaths from coronavirus in Tarrant County on Sunday, including a man serving a sentence in a federal prison in north Texas.
Tarrant County public health deaths included a Kennedale woman in her 40s and a Bedford man in her 50s. Both had underlying health issues.
The Federal Prisons Office reported the third death.
Tarrant County added 485 cases of coronavirus to its total on Sunday, of which 423 were from the epidemic at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth.
It was not clear how long the cases covered, but health department spokesman Richard Hill said the cases did not all happen overnight.
In total, Tarrant County health officials have 477 confirmed prison cases in their data, but said they knew the prison had 636 COVID-19 detainees.
“These figures will be added when the reports are officially available,” said Hill.
On its website, the Federal Bureau of Prisons reports that 619 inmates – approximately 42% of the prison population – and one staff member from FMC Fort Worth have tested positive for COVID-19. Four inmates have recovered.
Guadalupe Ramos became the fifth prison inmate to die from coronavirus on Sunday, the office said.
Ramos, 56, tested positive on April 23 and was placed in segregation. The next day, health care staff saw Ramos for abdominal pain and shortness of breath.
On April 28, Ramos was placed on a ventilator and his condition deteriorated before his death on Sunday. The prison said that Ramos had long-term pre-existing medical conditions that put him at risk for developing a more serious case of the disease.
Ramos was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin. He had been at the Fort Worth facility since September 14, 2017.
New cases reported by Tarrant County public health bring the county total to 3,695 positive cases and 103 deaths. Of the total, 780 have recovered.
Two cities – Blue Mound and Westover Hills – reported their first COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
Carswell Federal Medical Center, the federal prison in north Texas that houses approximately 1,600 women offenders with medical needs, has reported one case. 30-year-old inmate Andrea Circle Bear died shortly after give birth to a baby by cesarean section on a ventilator.
* The locations on the map are approximate, the central locations of the city and are not intended to indicate where the infected people live.
** The counties below include the 32 counties in North Texas, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.