TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Six more people have died from the coronavirus in Tarrant County; bringing the countywide death toll to 83.

The deceased include a man in his 50s, two men in their 80s and a woman in her 50s, all from Fort Worth; a woman in her 80s from Keller and a woman in her 80s from Grapevine. All had underlying health conditions.

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“These latest deaths are sad and troubling to all of us,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

Six-hundred-fifty-three people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county.

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Although stay-at-home requirements have been allowed to expire, he 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 coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com or call the TCPH information line at 817-248-6299.