The Texas Department of State Health Services has release preliminary data about last month’s winter storm. Accordind to the data 57 people died across Texas related to the winter.
The majority of the deaths were related to hypotermia or accidents relating carbon monoxide poisoning. The deaths occured between Debruary 11 and March 5.
According to the DSHS website, there are three main ways DSHS is notified of disaster-related deaths, which are if Medical certifiers submit a DSHS form specifying that particular death was related to a disaster if Medical certifiers flag a death record as disaster-related, or if DSHS epidemiologists match public reports of disaster-related deaths to death certificates.