Tarrant County Confirms 4 Additional COVID-19 Deaths, 82 New Cases

There have been 25 deaths from COVID-19 reported in Tarrant County

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Four more Tarrant County residents have died of COVID-19 and an additional 82 people are confirmed to have the disease, county health officials confirmed Saturday.

The patients who died include three people from Fort Worth — a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her late 40s — and a man in his 80s from Sansom Park.

All had underlying health conditions, officials say.

The new cases bring the total deaths in the county to 25. Tarrant County has reported 787 positive cases and 90 recoveries as of Saturday afternoon.

“This is a stressful time for all of us, but we will get through it and bend the COVID-19 curve if we all follow the guidelines,” Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said in a written statement.

How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • 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.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

*Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.

**County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.

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