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Texas Death Toll From February Storm Raised To 246

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File Photo: Snow and ice grips a neighborhood in East Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Day six of the statewide freeze and still millions of Texans are without power. (Bronte Wittpenn /Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas officials are adding three-dozen deaths to the official death toll from last February’s winter storm, raising the total to 246.

The Department of State Health Services announced the new total in a final report on the storm that was released Friday.

The deaths occurred between February and June, including people who didn’t die until some time after being injured in the storm, as well as people whose bodies were found afterward.

The 246 deaths were spread across 77 counties. Nearly two-thirds were due to hypothermia.

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