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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Brian Murnahan
    Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County PubliHealth
    817-321-5306
    ncce_blmurnahan@tarrantcounty.com

     

     

    Tarrant County Public Health Reports 265 COVID-19 Deaths

    Dec. 21, 2020 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 265 COVID-19 deaths.

    At the end of July, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) switched their methodology of reporting COVID-19 deaths to report them based on the cause of death listed on the death certificate.  As Tarrant County did not immediately have access to death certificate information, death reporting in Tarrant County continued to be based upon death notification provided by healthcare providers. This change requires jurisdictional and COVID disease status verification. In November, Tarrant County began receiving vital records data from DSHS and initiated the process of reconciling it against both reported deaths and reported COVID-19 cases.  Of the nearly 1000 records reviewed, 265 deaths had not been previously reported directly to Tarrant County Public Health.  These deaths occurred from April through November 2020. Because of these previously unreported deaths, there is a need for TCPH to adjust the data it has reported to reflect the additional deaths that have occurred. We will reflect the information on our dashboard using the date of death as is customary in reporting out of death data.

    The deceased were from:

    Arlington: 44

    • Four women in their 90s
    • Six women in their 80s
    • Eight women in their 70s
    • One woman in her 60s
    • One woman in her 50s
    • Two men in their 90s
    • Six men in their 80s
    • Seven men in their 70s
    • Five men in their 60s
    • One man in his 50s
    • Two men in their 40s
    • One man in his 30s

    Azle: 7

    • Two women in their 90s
    • Two women in their 80s
    • One man in his 80s
    • Two men in their 70s

    Bedford: 11

    • One woman in her 90s
    • Three women in their 80s
    • Three men in their 80s
    • One woman in her 70s
    • Two women in their 60s
    • One woman in her 30s

    Benbrook: 6

    • One woman in her 80s
    • Two men in their 80s
    • One woman in her 70s
    • Two men in their 60s

    Blue Mound: 1

    • One man in his 60s

    Colleyville: 3

    • One man in his 80s
    • One woman in her 80s
    • One man in his 70s

    Crowley: 3

    • Two men in their 70s
    • One man in his 50s

    Euless: 12

    • One woman who exceeded 100
    • One man in his 90s
    • One woman in their 80s
    • Two men in their 80s
    • Two men in their 70s
    • One woman in her 60s
    • Two men in their 60s
    • One woman in her 50s
    • One man in his 30s

    Everman: 1

    • One woman in her 60s

    Flower Mound: 1

    • One woman in her 80s

    Forrest Hill: 2

    • One woman in her 60s
    • One man in his 40s

    Fort Worth: 97

    • Six women in their 90s
    • Four men in their 90s
    • Seven men in their 80s
    • Ten women in their 80s
    • Nine women in their 70s
    • 16 men in their 70s
    • 12 men in their 60s
    • Nine women in their 60s
    • Seven women in their 50s
    • Three men in their 50s
    • Six women in their 40s
    • Four men in their 40s
    • One woman in her 30s
    • Two men in their 30s
    • One man in his 20s

    Grand Prairie: 1

    • One woman in her 60s

    Grapevine: 8

    • One woman in her 80s
    • One man in her 80s
    • One woman in her 70s
    • Two men in their 70s
    • One man in his 60s
    • One man in his 50s
    • One woman in her 50s

    Haltom City: 2

    • One man in his 80s
    • One man in his 70s

    Hurst: 6

    • Two women in their 80s
    • One man in his 70s
    • Three women in their 60s

    Keller: 13

    • Six women in their 80s
    • Four men in their 80s
    • One woman in her 70s
    • One man in his 70s
    • One man in his 60s

    Lake Worth:2

    • One woman in her 40s
    • One woman in her 80s

    Mansfield: 11

    • One woman in her 90s
    • One woman in her 80s
    • One man in his 80s
    • Two women in their 70s
    • Four men in their 70s
    • One man in his 60s
    • One man in his 50s

    North Richland Hills: 9

    • One woman in her 90s
    • Three men in their 90s
    • Two women in their 70s
    • One man in his 70s
    • One man in his 60s
    • One man in his 50s

    Pantego: 1

    • One man in his 70s

    Richland Hills: 5

    • One man in his 80s
    • Two women in their 70s
    • One man in his 50s
    • One man in his 40s

    Saginaw: 5

    • One woman in her 80s
    • Two men in their 80s
    • Two men in their 50s

    Sansom Park: 3

    • One woman in her 70s
    • One woman in her 60s
    • One woman in her 40s

    Southlake: 1

    • One man in his 90s

    Unincorporated Tarrant County: 2

    • One man in his 80s
    • One woman in her 60s

    Unknown: 2

    • One man in his 80s
    • One man in his 50s

    Watauga: 3

    • One woman in her 90s
    • One man in his 70s
    • One woman in her 30s

    White Settlement: 3

    • One man in his 80s
    • One man in his 50s
    • One woman in her 40s


    All but 25 had underlying health conditions.

    Tarrant County now has 1,362 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 97,349 people have recovered.

    COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. For more information, go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    News release date: December 21, 2020

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