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Port Arthur reports 7th coronavirus-related death; woman between 85 & 90

A seventh Port Arthur resident has died as a result of COVID-19, health officials announced Friday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness” that the Port Arthur Health Department reported the news, describing the victim as an African American female between the age range of 85 and 90.

“It is undetermined at this time whether this individual had underlying health conditions,” a health department release noted.

Friday’s news comes on the heels of Monday’s news that an African American female between 60 and 65 died as a result of COVID-19 complications.

The two coronavirus-related Port Arthur deaths in one week represent the first local fatalities linked to the virus since June 5, when an African American female between 80 and 85 also passed away.

Other Port Arthur deaths include a white male between the ages of 65 and 70. He had previously been reported as COVID-19 positive and died in the hospital. He had underlying health issues. It was reported May 3.

A Hispanic male between the ages of 65 and 70. He had previously had been reported as COVID-19 positive and died in the hospital. He had underlying health issues. Reported on April 21.

An African American female between the ages of 65 and 70. She had underlying health issues. Reported April 18.

White male between 45 and 50. He had underlying health issues. Reported April 6.

There is one COVID-related death in Nederland; a white female between 85 and 90 who had underlying health issues. Reported on April 21.