Johnson County Resident Dies From COVID-19

Alan Scaia
March 27, 2020 - 12:21 pm

CLEBURNE (1080 KRLD) - The Johnson County Office of Emergency Management says a resident has died from the coronavirus, COVID-19.

The death reported Friday morning was the first in the county.

The man was in his upper 60s. Johnson County Emergency Management says he had underlying health conditions and was on a cruise when he contracted the virus. He died at a hospital out of state.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and we grieve with them. No further information is available and nothing further will be released," Johnson County Emergency Management posted on Twitter.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says 96 of Texas' 254 counties have reported cases of COVID-19. Through noon Friday, 1,590 cases had been reported along with 23 deaths.