First COVID-19 Death Reported in Abilene as its Case Count Rises to 27
ABILENE, TX — Abilene reported the first death in Taylor County caused by COVID-19. According to the City of Abilene, the death occurred April 4.
The deceased was a woman in her 40s and was a resident of the Disability Resources, Inc (DRI) facility. She had underlying health conditions. She was hospitalized because of COVID-19 symptoms that the City said she likely caught from a previously identified COVID-19 patient at the same facility. She died in the hospital, the City said.
“The City of Abilene extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased patient,” the City of Abilene said in a statement.
The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Abilene increased four since Friday, April 3. On Saturday, April 4, the city reported:
- Tests conducted: 584
- Positive Results: 27
- Negative Results: 299
- Pending Test Results: 158
DRI is a residential facility that provides care to intellectually challenged adults in a Christian environment located at 3602 N. Clack St. in Abilene.
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