FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
April 3, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today confirmed that another Tarrant County resident has died after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. Tarrant County now has a total of seven confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus.
Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said the patient was an adult Fort Worth resident with underlying health conditions. He declined to provide further details, citing HIPAA laws regarding confidentiality of health information. “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” he said.
COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. The United States has now over 296,000 reported cases of COVID-19.
“We want residents of Tarrant County to continue to be mindful of basic preventive measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses,” Taneja said.
COVID-19 has now spread to more than 180 countries.
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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