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Posted on: April 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Port Arthur Reports First COVID-Related Death for Nederland, Texas

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April 21, 2020

First COVID-19 Related Death for Nederland, Texas


It is with great sadness that the City of Port Arthur Health (PAHD) and Jefferson County Health Departments are reporting the first COVID-19 related death in a resident of Nederland. 

The individual was a White female between age range of 85-90, and she had underlying health conditions. The patient died in the hospital.

We emphasize again that COVID-19 is a very serious disease. While 80% of individuals who contract COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover, they may spread the disease to people who are at high risk. The elderly and people with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems are at a much higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. We strongly advise at-risk individuals to minimize contact with others who are ill and practice social distancing.

Nederland’s First COVID-related Death April 21, 2020   

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