Recently, it was reported that 15 new cases of Coronavirus in Denton County on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It was also reported that there has been 1 new Coronavirus-related death in the county.
According to reports, the deceased patient was a man in his 60s. Denton County judge Andy Eads released the following statement shortly after:
“Today, we have learned of yet another death due to COVID-19 which has impacted our communities in Denton County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s family as well as the families of those who have been victims of this terrible pandemic.”
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to take the world by storm, and it has specifically affected the DFW area in some very harsh ways. As of March 31, 2020, there have been 206 reported cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, including 4 deaths. Neighboring county Tarrant County has a reported 273 cases, and Dallas County has a whopping 631 cases.
Currently, the greater DFW is facing very trying circumstances. Certain smaller counties in Texas reportedly do not have the ICU beds and resources needed to properly treat patients who are suffering from Coronavirus. According to reports conducted by NBC 5, investigations discovered that there were over 90 counties in the state of Texas that do not have ICU beds. Some counties such as Cooke and Erath have as few as 5 beds in the entire county.
As a result of this, many patients are being sent to DFW-area hospitals, which is adding stress to an already overstressed medical staff that is doing its best to keep up with this relentless virus. Local hospitals say that they are bracing themselves for this surge, and will do their best to keep up with the influx of patients they are about to encounter.
Though this virus is spreading, it is still important for individuals to do what they can to flatten the curve and contribute to the end of this epidemic. Staying indoors should be the number one priority of all citizens right now. In addition to this, regularly washing your hands and disinfecting household items are other small things that can potentially stop the spreading of this deadly virus.
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Throughout this pandemic, the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy remain committed to providing legal assistance and representation to the individuals of Denton County and its surrounding area. Our law firm abides by all local, state, and federal guidelines, and we are taking all necessary precautions to protect our staff and clients from this virus.
We recognize our responsibility to North Texas and have taken measures to stay in contact with citizens who need our help. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer during this trying time, you can still count on Richard C. McConathy and his team of litigation experts. Our phone lines remain open, and you can also get in touch with us through our online contact form. Call us at (940) 222-8004 or visit our website to schedule your consultation with us.