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    Brian Murnahan
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    Tarrant County Public Health
    817-321-5306
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    Tarrant County Public Health Reports Sixteen COVID-19 Deaths

     

    Aug. 19, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) - Tarrant County Public Health reported sixteen COVID-19 deaths today, 10 from August, 5 from July and 1 from June.

    The deceased include a man from Fort Worth in his 90s, three women from White Settlement in their 80s, a woman from Southlake in her 80s, a woman from North Richland Hills in her 80s, a man and woman from Arlington in their 70s, a man from Richland Hills in his 70s, a woman from Fort Worth in her 70s, a woman from Fort Worth in her 60s, two men from Fort Worth in their 60s, a woman from Bedford in her 60s, a man from Fort Worth in his 50s and a man from Haltom City in his 30s. All had underlying health conditions except the Bedford resident.

    Tarrant County now has 478 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 31,094 people have recovered.

    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.

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    News release date: August 19, 2020

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