FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
April 9, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported that a resident of Fort Worth has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus. The woman in her 60s had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County has now seen a total of 20 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. Sixty-one people have recovered.
Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja strongly urged all residents to engage only in essential activities; stay home as much as possible; and maintain social distancing. “The best way to fight this illness for now is to stay at home and not catch it in the first place," he said.
COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. All residents should continue to practice the following preventive measures to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus:
For more information go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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