FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
May 8, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) -Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported five more COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s from Fort Worth, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s from Arlington and a man in his 90s from Grapevine. All but one had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 95 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 735 people have recovered.
“As always, these deaths are sad and difficult for us to report,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. He encouraged residents to continue to follow these Public Health guidelines:
Tarrant County has three COVID-19 community testing sites operating in Fort Worth and Arlington. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. To do a self-screening and make an appointment, go to covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com.
COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. 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.
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