The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical conditions. The patient was taken to an area hospital after developing symptoms of COVID-19, and having direct contact with a previously identified COVID-19 positive DRI resident. She later tested positive for COVID-19, and was hospitalized until the time of her death.
The City of Abilene extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased patient.
The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District urges area residents to protect themselves, and our medically fragile community members from the spread of COVID-19 by:
Practicing social distancing, and staying home as much as possible
Washing or sanitizing hands often
Covering sneezes and coughs
Avoid touching your face
Staying home if you are sick
Routinely cleaning commonly touched surfaces
If an individual feels they may be showing symptoms for COVID-19, it is important they first call their medical provider or the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District at 325.692.5600 for screening and further instruction. Please do not arrive at a medical office, facility, or hospital without first making contact by phone and receiving instruction.