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Tarrant County PubliHealth
Dec. 18, 2020 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health today reports 16 COVID-19 deaths. The deceased included a woman from Bedford in her 80s, a man from Benbrook in his 80s, a man from Sansom Park in his 80s, a woman from Keller in her 80s, a man from Fort Worth in his 80s, a man from Westworth Village in his 80s, a man from Euless in his 80s, two men from Arlington in their 70s, a man from Euless in his 70s, a man from Crowley in his 70s, a man from Hurst in his 60s, a woman from Arlington in her 60s, a woman from Blue Mound in her 60s, a woman from Benbrook in her 60s and a man from Fort Worth in his 60s. All but three had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 1,071 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 93,363 people have recovered.
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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