Tarrant County Public Health Reports 37 COVID-19 Deaths Today


Brian Murnahan
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Tarrant County Public Health



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Tarrant County Public Health Reports 37 COVID-19 Deaths

Jan. 29, 2021 (Tarrant County) - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today reports 37 COVID-19 deaths. There were 6 deaths in December and 31 from January.

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 the 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 is expected to be greater on Friday.

The deceased were from:

Arlington: four

  • One woman in her 50s
  • One man in his 60s
  • One man in his 80s
  • One woman who exceeded 90

Benbrook: two

  • One woman in her 70s
  • One woman in her 80s

Colleyville: one

  • One man in his 80s

Fort Worth: 20

  • One male between 10-19
  • One woman in her 20s
  • One man in his 30s
  • One woman in her 40s
  • Two men in their 60s
  • Two women in their 60s
  • Two men in their 70s
  • Two women in their 70s
  • Five men in their 80s
  • Two women in their 80s
  • One woman exceeded 90

Haltom City: two

  • One man in his 60s
  • One man in his 70s

Hurst: two

  • Two men in their 80s

Mansfield: one

  • One man in his 50s

North Richland Hills:  one

  • One man in his 80s

River Oaks: one

  • One man in his 60s

Unincorporated: one

  • One woman exceeded 90

Watauga: one

  • One woman in her 60s

White Settlement: one

  • One woman in her 80s

All had underlying health conditions. Tarrant County now has 2,160 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 164,163 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: January 29, 2021