BEDFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — NBA star and Bedford-native Myles Turner has made a $50,000 donation to Texas Health Resources.

The donation comes after the Indiana Pacer’s father was successfully treated for COVID-19 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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So far, Tarrant County has seen 71 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 583 recoveries.

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And although stay-at-home requirements have been allowed to expire, Tarrant County Health Director Vinny Taneja encouraged residents to continue to stay home as much as possible and follow the public health guidelines:

  • If you do go out, cover your mouth and nose with a mask or scarf.
  • Practice social distancing – stay 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.

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For more information, go to or call the TCPH information line at 817-248-6299.