VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (News Release) - Net Health, Northeast Texas Public Health District: NET Health has confirmed the second death in East Texas related to COVID-19.
The individual was a 47-year-old female who was hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms and was the confirmed case announced by Van Zandt County on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
“The public has the responsibility, more than ever, to follow recommendations from health officials,” says George Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of NET Health. “This is now a team sport. It is critical for everyone to play their part and to help us "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 having a devastating impact in East Texas.”
If you have been exposed to a sick traveler, have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider. More info about ways to slow disease transmission is maintained at https://www.MyNETHealth.org/coronavirus.
If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, please be sure to call before going to your doctor or emergency department to prevent any potential spread.
Residents are reminded to take the same measures that are recommended to prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory viruses. Everyone in East Texas should remember to: