24 COVID-19 Deaths Reported by Public Health Today


Brian Murnahan
Public Information Officer

Tarrant County Public Health



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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 24 COVID-19 Deaths

March 19, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 24 COVID-19 deaths. There was one death from December, one from January, 11 in February and 11 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: four

  • One woman who exceeded 90
  • Two women in their 70s
  • One man in his 70s

Bedford:  one

  • One man in his 60s

Crowley: one

  • One woman in her 60s

Fort Worth: 10

  • One woman in her 80s
  • One man in his 80s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • Two women in their 60s
  • Two men in their 50s
  • One man in his 40s
  • One woman in her 30s

Haltom City: one

  • One woman in her 40s

Keller: one

  • One woman who exceeded 90

Mansfield: two

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

North Richland Hills:  two

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

Unincorporated: two

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

All but four had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 3,184 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 237,754 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 19, 2021