1,825 Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Tarrant County, Public Health Reports

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Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 38 COVID-19 Deaths

 

Jan. 15, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 38 COVID-19 deaths. There were 31 deaths in December and 7 from January.

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: Nine

  • One woman exceeded 90
  • Two men exceeded 90
  • One woman in her 80s
  • Two men in their 70s
  • One man in his 60s
  • One man in his 50s
  • One man in his 40s

Azle: One

  • One man in his 50s

Bedford: Three

  • One woman exceeded 90
  • One man in his 80s
  • One woman in her 80s

Fort Worth: 19

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

Lakeside: One

  • One man in his 70s

Mansfield: Two

  • One woman exceeded 90
  • One man in his 60s

North Richland Hills: Two

  • Two women in their 80s

Watauga: One

  • One man in his 70s

All but four had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 1,825 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 134,199 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: January 15, 2021

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