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Though details were not available late Friday morning, Whitley said his updated order would expand the definition of essential businesses. The new order will also remove mentions of grocery story price gouging. Whitley had wanted to avoid stores marking up necessary products, but the Attorney General’s office said it would handle enforcing price gouging.

Whitley said he and District Attorney Sharen Wilson had spent nearly Fort Worth News two hours hashing out the local order with the Texas Attorney General’s office Thursday night.

It’s unclear if the new order will extend the county’s disaster declaration and stay-at-home order. Dallas County Friday extended its stay-at-home order through April 30.

TARRANT COUNTY CONFIRMS SEVENTH CORONAVIRUS DEATH, 58 NEW PATIENTS
A seventh Tarrant County resident has died from coronavirus-related issues, health officials confirmed.

No details were released besides the deceased being an adult Fort Worth resident.

“We express our deepest sympathy to the family, and this is a somber reminder for everyone that we are seeing a ramp up in disease activity in our community,” Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said in a release.

The county also announced 58 new COVID-19 cases Friday for a total of 383, including 23 recovered patients.

DALLAS COUNTY ADDS 90 MORE CORONAVIRUS CASES AS TOTAL REACHES 921
Dallas County confirmed 90 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 921, including 17 deaths, across 22 cities.

More than 57% of the patients (533) are Dallas residents. Garland Press Release Distribution Service In Fort Worth has the second-most cases with 69, and Irving has 56.

Among the total cases, 290 were hospitalized, 89 have been admitted to intensive care and 56 received mechanical ventilation. For the second consecutive week, the number of COVID-19 patients receiving ICU treatment exceeded the peak number of ICU patients from influenza during the 2019-20 season in the county.

The county extended its stay-at-home order until April 30 on Friday morning.

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