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Richard Hill
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health reports six more COVID-19 deaths

May 5, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) -Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported six more COVID-19 deaths.

The deceased include a man in his 50s, two men in their 80s and a woman in her 50s, all from Fort Worth; a woman in her 80s from Keller and a woman in her 80s from Grapevine. All had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 83 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 653 people have recovered.

“These latest deaths are sad and troubling to all of us,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. He reminded the public that we are still in a pandemic and it’s important to continue to follow the Public Health guidelines:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If you do go out, wear a mask or scarf to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others when you are out.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you experience difficulty breathing or persistent fever, call your primary care provider.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces.

COVID-19 causes a 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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News release date: May 05, 2020

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