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Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 42 COVID-19 Deaths

February 19, 2021 - (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 42 COVID-19 deaths. There was one death in December, and 27 in January and 14 in February.

TCPH receives notifications of people with COVID-19 from clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, laboratories, schools, the medical examiner, the state health and other local health departments. TCPH also receives reports of deaths of people who have COVID-19 from the same sources. However, a death may occur in a different place and weeks after original diagnosis. When this occurs the death may not get reported to the local health department. To address this problem, The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has begun sharing with local health departments the death certificate information where the cause or other conditions listed indicate COVID-19. TCPH is now using that data to find additional deaths of Tarrant County residents. Each week, data received from DSHS is compiled and reconciled against previously known deaths and where the person lived. This data is reported each Friday. As a result, the number of deaths reported out are expected to be greater on Friday.

The deceased were from:

Arlington: Eight

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

Azle: One

  • One woman in her 80s

Bedford: One

  • One man in his 60s

Everman: One

  • One woman in her 40s

Fort Worth: 18

  • One woman exceeded 90
  • Four men exceeded 90
  • One man in his 80s
  • One woman in her 70s
  • Four men in their 70s
  • Three women in their 60s
  • One man in his 50s
  • One woman in her 40s
  • One man in his 40s
  • One woman in her 30s

Grapevine: One

  • One man in his 80s

Haltom City: Two

  • One woman in her 70s
  • One man in his 60s

Hurst: Two

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

Mansfield: One

  • One man in his 80s

North Richland Hills:  Two

  • One woman in her 70s
  • One man in his 60s

Sansom Park: One

  • One man in his 50s

Unincorporated: Two

  • One woman exceeded 90
  • One woman in her 60s

White Settlement: Two

  • One man in his 70s
  • One man in his 50s

All had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 2,731 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 206,357 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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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News release date: February 19, 2021

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