Officials with Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Wednesday that two more people have died after contacting the 2019 novel coronavirus and that another 97 people have been infected.
TCPH said the latest victims were a man in his 80s from an unincorporated area of Tarrant County and a man in his 60s from Fort Worth.
Both of the men had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 44 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus; the county also said another 36 people have recovered from the illness bringing that total to 259.
Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said each additional death serves as a reminder that our situation remains serious.
“This is not the time to be complacent,” he said. “Continuing to follow the guidelines is the best way to protect yourself and your family.”
Tarrant County also confirmed Wednesday that 97 new cases were reported, bringing the county total to 1,430.