FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
Aug. 18, 2021 - (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports eight COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a man from Arlington in his 80s, a man from Fort Worth in his 70s, a man from Benbrook in his 70s, a woman from Lake Worth in her 60s, two men from Arlington in their 60s, a man from unincorporated Tarrant County in his 60s, and a woman from Westworth Village in her 40s. All had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 3,718 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and people 266,548 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, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Sunday.
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