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Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 71 COVID-19 Deaths

 

Feb. 12, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 71 COVID-19 deaths. There were two deaths in November, one in December, and 61 in January and seven 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 the 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: 16

  • Two women who exceeded 90
  • One woman in her 80s
  • Four men in their 80s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • Three men in their 70s
  • One woman in her 60s
  • Three men in their 60s

Bedford: three

  • One woman who exceeded 90
  • One woman in her 70s
  • One man in his 60s

Benbrook: one

  • One woman who exceeded 90

Colleyville: one

  • One man in his 70s

Crowley: one

  • One woman in her 70s

Euless: one

  • One man who exceeded 90

Everman: one

  • One man in his 60s

Forest Hill: one

  • One woman in her 70s

Fort Worth: 25

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

Grapevine: one

  • One man in his 50s

Haltom City: five

  • One woman in her 70s
  • One man in his 70s
  • One man in his 60s
  • One woman in her 50s
  • One man in his 40s

Haslet: one

  • One woman in her 60s

Hurst: one

  • One woman in her 60s

Keller: one

  • One woman in her 80s

Mansfield: one

  • One man in his 70s

North Richland Hills:  one

  • One man in his 60s

Richland Hills: two

  • One woman who exceeded 90
  • One man in his 70s

Saginaw: one

  • One woman in her 60s

Sansom Park: one

  • One man in his 60s

Southlake: one

  • One man who exceeded 90

Unincorporated: one

  • One man in his 60s

Watauga: two

  • Two women in their 70s

White Settlement: two

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

All had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 2,625 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 197,725 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 12, 2021

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