Health officials in Tarrant County confirmed Tuesday that a senior adult who tested definite for COVID-19, has died.
77-year-ancient Patrick James was a resident of the Texas Masonic Retirement Heart in Arlington, the place he lived together with his wife.
Officials said James died on Sunday, March 15.
TCPH officials said they are releasing information about James’ location because the facility presents housing to retired persons and senior voters who are most vulnerable to coronavirus.
The county health department will now work with the retirement center to assess the opposite residents and staff.
James was Greg Brandt’s step-father. Brandt spoke with NBC 5 about James saying the last several weeks have been tough on all individuals.
“He got in sorrowful health. he got congested. he plan he had the flu,” said Brandt.
James was later diagnosed with double pneumonia. It was after his death that his family found out he also had coronavirus.
“He was in the hospital for about four days prior to they gave him the take a look at,” said Brandt. “He wasn’t in the precedence testing because he hadn’t traveled abroad,” he added.
On Tuesday, Brandt said his mother, James’ wife is now showing symptoms of coronavirus as effectively.
“Absolutely. I am 100% determined she has it,” said Brandt.
75-year-ancient Jean is now in isolation and grieving the lack of her husband.
“My number 1 bother immediately is my mother-in-law,” said Brandt’s wife Shelly.
Health officials are at the moment investigating the potential source of the infection and determining who the patient may have arrive into contact with while he was in sorrowful health.
“On behalf of Tarrant County Public Health, I want to stutter our deepest sympathy to the family of this person,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.
That is the 2nd death in the state of Texas related to coronavirus.
The primary was a man in his late 90s who died Sunday evening at Matagorda Regional Medical Heart with symptoms per the virus. The patient was a resident of the county.