City and county confirms three new COVID-19 related deaths

Death toll continues to rise
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Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 11:20 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - City and county officials have confirmed that three patients have lost their battle to COVID-19 putting our death toll at 39.

According to the city of Laredo, the 37th death was a county resident in his late 60s who had underlying health conditions. The patient died at Doctors Hospital on Tuesday, July 7th.

The 38th death was a woman in her early 60s who had underlying health conditions and was being treated at Doctors Hospital where she passed away on Wednesday.

The 39th death was a man in his late 70s who had underlying health conditions and passed away at a local nursing home on Wednesday, July 8th.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Officials are asking the community to do their part to prevent the spread by staying home, wearing a facemask, washing your hands constantly, and disinfecting surfaces.

The City of Laredo and Webb County have announced that COVID-19 has claimed two more lives.

According to City of Laredo health officials, the coronavirus took a man in his late 60′s. He marks the 37th death.

He passed away on July the 4th and on Wednesday Doctor Corinne Stern, Webb County’s medical examiner, confirms he had COVID-19.

We also learned of an additional life taken too soon due to COVID-19, which is death number 38. The woman was in her early 60′s and had underlying health conditions.

She was fighting the virus at Doctor’s Hospital.

This brings the total death toll now to 38 lives lost to COVID-19 in Laredo and the Webb County area.

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