HOOD COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Hood County officials reported their first death caused by the coronavirus Thursday.
The patient was a man in his 50s with preexisting health complications, officials said. His identity will not be released.READ MORE: Texas Amber Alert Ended After 6-Year-Old Amari Baylor Found Safe
As of 5 p.m. Apr. 2, Hood County has a total of eight positive cases and 55 pending laboratory confirmation.READ MORE: Cancer Worries Lead To Recall Of 'All Lots' Of Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix
Officials said four of the eight people who contracted the virus got it while traveling. Two of them got it from contacts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and another two got it from infected family members.
All COVID-19 patients who are not currently hospitalized are self-isolating at home, officials said.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Crowd Under Bridge To Wait In Texas Town On Mexican Border