FORT WORTH, Texas – The health authorities of the Tarrant County report that to this day, 40% of infections are Hispanic patients, the area corresponding to ZIP code 76106 has seen an increase in cases, in early July more than 600 cases were reported in that ZIP code alone.
This situation has alarmed the health authorities since it is an area where 83% of its inhabitants are of Hispanic origin.
The city of Fort Worth reported to the day of today Thursday 7,674 cases in total and a total of 143 deaths. Experts say the main cause of this increase in infections could be due to the lack of information in Spanish about the coronavirus.
Since July 1, John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has treated nearly 1,200 patients who have tested positive for the virus, of whom more than 550 are Hispanic patients. Experts attribute these figures to the social and work habits of the Hispanic population.
That’s why the county health department recommends sticking to the guidelines to avoid more infections. Among the recommendations are:
- Avoid leaving home only for essential matters.
- Use the mouth cap whenever you are away from home.
- Practice 6-foot social distancing
- Maintain hygiene and cleanliness habits
Cook Children’s pediatricians say that if infections continue to increase among adults, it is inevitable that more positive cases will also be reported among children.