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Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health
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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 36 COVID-19 Deaths

March 12, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 36 COVID-19 deaths. There were two deaths from December, two from January, 29 in February and three from March.

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: six

  • One woman in her 70s
  • Two men in their 70s
  • Two women in their 60s
  • One man in his 60s

Colleyville: one

  • One woman in her 70s

Euless: two

  • One man in his 60s
  • One woman in her 30s

Forest Hill: one

  • One woman in her 40s

Fort Worth: eight

  • Three women in their 70s
  • Three men in their 70s
  • One man in his 50s
  • One man in his 40s

Haltom City: two

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

Hurst: one

  • One man in his 70s

Lake Worth: one

  • One man in his 50s

Mansfield: three

  • Three men in their 60s

North Richland Hills: three

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

Saginaw: one

  • One man in his 60s

Southlake: one

  • One woman in her 80s

Unincorporated: three

  • One man in his 80s
  • Two women in their 70s

Watauga: three

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

All but four had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 3,074 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 235,356 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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News release date: March 12, 2021

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