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McLennan County records 17th death due to Covid-19

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District was notified of another death reported from COVID-19 on Saturday.
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District was notified of another death reported from COVID-19 on Saturday.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 12:56 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District announced Sunday that a person died as a result of Covid -19 in McLennan County.

“The patient was a 42-year-old African American female who died at a local hospital this morning. There has been a total of 17 fatalities attributed to COVID-19 in McLennan County” says Larry W. Holze, Director of Municipal Information

This comes after Waco-McLennan County Public Health District announced one person died as a result of Covid-19 Saturday. That patient was a 93-year-old, white female who died at a local hospital this morning.

To date there has been a total of 17 fatalities attributed to COVID-19 in McLennan County.

Holze said , “The Public Health District continues to take every action to protect and to inform the residents of McLennan County and we encourage residents to bear in mind the potential cost of the virus’ spread. COVID-19 affects every sector of our community.

We call on all our community to keep the family in their prayers and respect their privacy.”

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. The total number of cases is 2557, which includes 424 recovered, 17 deaths, and 2116 active cases. The majority of cases list “21 cases in the 30-39 age range.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken on the monitoring function for all positive cases and direct contacts.

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