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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health reports seven COVID-19 deaths
 

 

April 30, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) -Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported seven COVID-19 deaths.

The deceased include three men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 50s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s. All were from Fort Worth and all had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 68 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 485 people have recovered.

“We are again saddened to report more deaths in our community,” said Tarrant County Health Director Vinny Taneja. “It underscores our responsibility to work together to protect everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable.” He urged everyone to continue to stay home as much as possible and to follow these 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: April 30, 2020

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