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Posted on: July 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Port Arthur Reports First COVID-Related Death for Port Neches July 28, 2020

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Port Arthur Reports First Death in Port Neches Related to COVID-19 

July 28, 2020

It is with great sadness that the City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments are reporting the first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Port Neches. The individual is a white female between the age range of 70-75.  It has been determined that the individual had underlying health conditions.  

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 and wear mask when in public.  

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