Three more COVID-19 deaths reported today
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
Tarrant County Public Health reports three more COVID-19 deaths
April 21, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) -Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reported three more deaths from the COVID-19 virus. The deceased include a woman in her 90s and a man in his 40s, both from Fort Worth, and a man in his 90s from Arlington. All had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 42 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus. 223 people have recovered. “These deaths are unfortunate reminders that we are still in the fight against this deadly virus,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. He urged everyone to continue to follow the guidelines below to protect themselves and their families.
- 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.
COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever, and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. 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.
News release date: April 21, 2020