Officials urging people to stay at home after 5 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Public Health Department is urging residents to follow the “stay at home” orders after five (5) deaths related to the Coronavirus have been reported today.

Two of the five residents lived in Fort Worth. The others lived in River Oaks, Haltom City, and Grand Prairie. Their ages ranged from 47 to 88, all of whom were hospitalized locally. Two of the patients had underlying health conditions.

These new deaths bring the total death count in Tarrant County to 18.

Officials remind residents that the Stay at Home orders are still in effect. All activities conducted outside of your residence should be for essential purposes only. If you go to the grocery store, maintain social distancing and wear a mask or shield that blocks your mouth and nose.

“Based on all the reports we are seeing, we could very well be about to see a spike in COVID-19 activity in our county,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

“We can get through this, but only if everyone does their part and follows the guidelines without exception.”