TARRANT COUNTY (CSBDFW.COM) – Tarrant County Public Health today reported one COVID-19 death, a woman in her 50s from Fort Worth with underlying health conditions.

Tarrant County now has 69 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus and 551 people have recovered.

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“Every death is painful to report, and our sympathy goes out to the family,” said Tarrant County Health Director Vinny Taneja.

Although the county stay-at-home order expired today, he urged everyone to continue to stay home as much as possible and to follow these Public Health guidelines:

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  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • If you do go out, cover your mouth and nose with a mask or scarf.
  • 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 contact with people who are sick.
  • If you have difficulty breathing, or a persistent fever, call your doctor or healthcare 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.

Three-hundred-eighty-seven people have recovered from the virus in Tarrant County.

For more information, go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com or call the county’s information line at 817-248-6299.

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