Tarrant County Reports 3 More COVID-19 Deaths, 37 New Cases

More than three dozen new cases brings county total to 325 infections

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Tarrant County health officials on Thursday confirmed three additional fatalities and 37 new infections connected with the outbreak of the COVID-19.

Two of the victims were residents of Forest Hill while the third was a resident of Fort Worth, according to a news release by Tarrant County Public Health.

County health director Vinny Taneja said all three were elderly patients with underlying health conditions and were being monitored by health care workers.

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The county on Wednesday said a man from Hurst and a Fort Worth woman with coronavirus had died and confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19.

The county health department also said 37 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed overnight, bringing the county total to 325 infections. The latest numbers show 12 new cases in Fort Worth, seven in Arlington, four in Mansfield, two in Grand Prairie, two in Keller, two "unknown" and one each in Bedford, Euless, Grapevine, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake and White Settlement.

Of the 325 cases confirmed in Tarrant County, 23 people have recovered, health department statistics show.

*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.

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

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