FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
April 24, 2021 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 14 COVID-19 deaths. There were two deaths from February, seven from March, and five from April.
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.
The deceased include a woman from Mansfield in her 80s, a woman from Fort Worth in her 80s, a man from Fort Worth in his 70s, a man from Arlington in his 70s, a man and a woman from Fort Worth in their 60s, a woman from Haltom City in her 60s, a woman from River Oaks in her 60s, a man and a woman from Arlington in their 60s, a woman from Euless in her 50s, a man from Arlington in his 50s, a man from Fort Worth in his 50s, and a man from Fort Worth in his 40s. All but two had underlying conditions.
Tarrant County now has 3,397 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 247,891 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, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Sunday.
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