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Richard Hill
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Two additional COVID-19 deaths reported by Tarrant County Public Health

April 4, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today confirmed that two more Tarrant County residents have died after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. Tarrant County now has a total of nine confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus.

Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said one patient was elderly with underlying health conditions and a resident of Southlake. The other patient was a younger person from Haltom City with no known health conditions. Both contracted the virus through community transmission.

He declined to provide further details, citing HIPAA laws regarding confidentiality of health information. “We express our deepest sympathy to the families,” he said.

“Sadly, their deaths are a reminder for everyone that we are seeing more COVID-19 disease across our community” he said.

COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. “We want residents of Tarrant County to continue to be mindful of basic preventive measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses,” Taneja said.

These include:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others when you do go out; avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • 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.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you 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.

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 04, 2020

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