Public Health reports 21st COVID-19 death


Richard Hill
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Public Health reports 21st COVID-19 death

April 10, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported that a resident of Lakeside has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus.  The man in his 80s had underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 21 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 90 people have recovered.  

Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja urged all residents to engage only in essential activities, stay home as much as possible and maintain social distancing. “Right now, that is the best way to protect against this virus,” he said.

“The measures we’re following are working, so everyone needs to stay the course.”

COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever, and shortness of breath, and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. All residents should continue to practice the following preventive measures to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If you do go out, wear a mask or scarf to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others when you are out.
  • 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.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who 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 or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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News release date: April 10, 2020