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Tarrant County PubliHealth
Dec. 17, 2020 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health today reports 16 COVID-19 deaths. The deceased included a woman from Bedford in her 90s, a man from Crowley in his 90s, a man and woman from Fort Worth in their 80s, a woman from Euless in her 80s, a man and woman from Fort Worth in their 70s, a woman from Benbrook in her 70s, a man from Lake Worth in his 70s, a man from unincorporated Tarrant County in his 70s, a man from Crowley in his 70s, a man from Kennedale in his 60s, a woman from Crowley in her 50s, a man from Fort Worth in his 40s a man from Hurst in his 40s, a man from Sansom Park in his 40s. All but three had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 1,055 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 91,836 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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