First coronavirus death in Texas reported in Houston area

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man in his late 90s is the first death from COVID-19 in Texas, according to Matagorda County officials.

He died Sunday evening at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Later on Monday, hospital officials received confirmation that he tested positive.

He was a resident of the county, officials said, and they are investigating a possible community link to an earlier positive case in the county. That case was a woman in her 60s.

“Texas Department of State Health Services continues the investigation into the first patients’ health history and travel,” Matagorda County Emergency Operation Center wrote in a release.

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