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In Fort Worth, a 17-year-old boy who was being treated in a medical center for Covid-19 has died on the 9th of December. He is the youngest victim of the deadly virus in Tarrant County.

Here is the statement from health officials, gathered by CBS Local.

“Today we mourn the loss of Tarrant County’s first child to COVID-19. Tarrant County Public Health has felt the loss of each of the 913 county residents, young and old that have lost their fight. We ask now more than ever that our community act to protect themselves and their loved ones. Avoid all non-essential trips, wear a mask, avoid group gatherings, and wash your hands regularly to help reduce the chances of you contracting or spreading the disease. Let’s make sure we don’t lose another child to COVID-19.” Vinny Taneja, Director of Tarrant County Public Health.

As of Wednesday, Cook Children’s said it was treating 21 patients for COVID-19. Its seven-day positivity rate is 11.4% and its overall positivity rate is 6.9%. Most children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or none at all.

“It seems that children have not been affected as much or as severely as adults,” said Dr. Gary Floyd, American Academy of Pediatrics board member. But some children do become seriously ill. Babies under a year old and children with underlying medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, obesity, or heart disease are more at risk.

They could require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic started its devastating roll across the country, the health care work environment was experiencing challenges – especially for nurses in Fort Worth.

If you are a Nurse in Fort Worth who is currently facing any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Fort Worth nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.