Tarrant County Public Health Reports 23 COVID-19 Deaths


Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health



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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 23 COVID-19 Deaths

Feb. 26, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 23 COVID-19 deaths. There were eight deaths in January and 15 in February.

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 who exceeded 90
  • One woman in her 80s
  • Two women in their 60s
  • Two men in their 60s

Benbrook: one

  • One man in his 50s

Crowley: one

  • One woman in her 40s

Edgecliff Village: one

  • One woman who exceeded 90

Euless: one

  • One man in his 30s

Fort Worth: 8

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

Mansfield: one

  • One woman in her 70s

North Richland Hills:  one

  • One man who exceeded 90

Saginaw: one

  • One woman in her 70s

Southlake: one

  • One man who exceeded 90

Unincorporated: one

  • One man in his 70s

All had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 2,841 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 220,726 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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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News release date: February 26, 2021