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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 19 COVID-19 Deaths

Jan. 17, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health today reports 19 COVID-19 deaths. The deceased included a man from Grapevine who exceeded 90, a man from North Richland Hills who exceeded 90, a man from Fort Worth who exceeded 90, a man and woman from Fort Worth in their 80s, a man from North Richland Hills in his 80s, a man and woman from Hurst in their 80s, a woman from White Settlement in her 80s, a woman from Pantego in her 80s, a man from Saginaw in his 70s, a man from North Richland Hills in his 70s, a man and woman from Arlington in their 70s, two men from Arlington in their 60s, two men from Fort Worth in their 60s, and a man from Euless in his 20s. All but two had underlying health conditions.
Tarrant County now has 1,852 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 138,284 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 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: January 17, 2021


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