Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Texas
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Texas
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
COVID-19 (new coronavirus)
The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS will update the state case count each day by noon Central Time. Numbers are current as of 8 p.m. the day before reporting.
How can Texans slow the spread of COVID-19?
On March 19, 2020, Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, declared a public health disaster in Texas, because COVID-19 “has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas.”
The next two weeks are critical in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Texans must act now.
- Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick, older, and/or have a medical condition.
- If you are sick, stay home except to access medical care. If you are able to take care of yourself, stay home. If you need to see your doctor, call ahead.
- Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and non-essential trips into public.
- Cancel events of more than 10 people.
- Limit close contact (at least six feet) with other people. Employers should allow alternative work options as much as possible.
What else can people do to protect themselves and others?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Who is at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19?
Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.
DSHS has additional information on the COVID-19 for the public, health care professionals, health departments and labs at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Texas News:
- June 5, 2020Austin city leaders and residents criticize police officers' use of force during demonstrations against brutality
Police look on demonstrators gathered outside Austin Police headquarters for another night of protest against police violence towards people of color on Thursday. Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune After …
- June 4, 2020Federal appeals court extends block on voting-by-mail expansion in Texas
Mail-in ballot application. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals extended its order Thursday blocking a lower court’s sweeping ruling tha …
- June 4, 2020Three Texas GOP county leaders share racist Facebook posts, including one juxtaposing an MLK quote with a banana
The Republican Party of Texas office in downtown Austin. Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Republican leaders in three Texas counties shared Faceboo …
- June 4, 2020Analysis: Coronavirus is not the only affliction preying on community
Demonstrators marched down Copper Avenue toward the El Paso Police Department headquarters Sunday during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Joel Angel Juarez for The Texas Tribune Editor’s note …
- June 4, 2020With convention plans in flux, Republicans considering Dallas for Trump nomination acceptance speech
President Donald Trump arrived at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in October for a rally in Houston. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune The Republican National Committee is eying Dallas as …
- June 4, 2020Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says America must turn to God to heal racism
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at the dais on the Senate floor on May 25, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Addressing racism in the country — a longstanding issue brought to the forefront again afte …
- June 4, 2020Texans still face obstacles to collecting unemployment benefits months into the coronavirus pandemic's economic crisis
More than 2.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment with the Texas Workforce Commission. Some are still waiting to receive benefits. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Inundated by millions o …
- June 4, 2020In Austin, a liberal bastion, protests force another reckoning with racism, segregation
The Austin police headquarters had graffiti on it during protests Saturday. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Many Austin residents bask in their city’s reputation as a laid-back liberal bastion …
- June 4, 2020Texas colleges expect larger online summer classes as students lose jobs, internships
Rising sophomores Macy Waldman, left, an integrative studies major at the University of North Texas, and her sister, Barry Waldman, a pre-nursing student the University of Texas at Arlington, do not p …
- June 4, 2020“The African American community is not alone”: A Houston restaurant owner joins the protests
From left: Au Huynh, Vee Duong, Emma Crooks, Gloria Gonzalez, Long Nguyen, Debbie Chen, Dr. Stephen Chao and Patricia Garcia. Courtesy of Debbie Chen Each week, The Texas Tribune is featuring the stor …