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Texas reports first death from coronavirus

For health care officials, the new coronavirus is the fear of the unknown. Scientists...
For health care officials, the new coronavirus is the fear of the unknown. Scientists don’t know what they’re dealing with yet. (Source: CDC)
Published: Mar. 17, 2020 at 1:55 AM CDT
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Texas is reporting its first death due to the COVID-19 virus.

Matagorda County says a man in his late 90s passed away Sunday with symptoms consistent to the new coronavirus.

He died Sunday evening at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Later on Monday, hospital officials received confirmation that he tested positive.

He was a resident of the county, officials said, and they are investigating a possible community link to an earlier positive case in the county. That case was a woman in her 60s.