Tarrant County Reports Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
April 06, 2020 - 2:21 pm

FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Tarrant County says two more people have died from the COVID-19. A total of 13 people have now died in the county from the disease.

A Fort Worth man in his 60's from Fort Worth and an Arlington man in his 40's were the county's latest victims. The county didn't reveal any other details about them.

“We extend our sympathy to the families of these patients for their loss. This is yet another reminder of the tragic toll that the COVID-19 virus is taking on our community,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja 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.