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:
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Election workers assist voters with their mail-in ballots at the Harris County ballot drop-off site at NRG Stadium in Houston on Oct. 28, 2020. Credit: Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune Editor’s no …
- November 26, 2020San Antonio and Bexar County issue partial curfew for Thanksgiving weekend
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- November 25, 2020Texas again sets record for new coronavirus infections as testing also sees sustained highs
Medical personnel put on personal protective equipment at a COVID-19 testing site at the University of Texas at El Paso on Nov. 3. Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, Texas has set new records for …
- November 25, 2020Q&A with NAMI Texas’ executive director about mental health during the pandemic
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- November 25, 2020TribCast: The presumptive House speaker and remote learning struggles in Texas
State Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, is the likely next speaker of the Texas House. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) …
- November 25, 2020U.S. border officials temporarily close Texas warehouse where chain-link ‘cages’ for migrants became a symbol of mistreatment
The McAllen Central Processing Center will reopen in 2022 after a major renovation, Customs and Border Protection officials said. …
- November 25, 2020For families that lost loved ones or jobs to the pandemic, Thanksgiving carries an extra weight this year
Chris Mabe, left, with her husband Jim, holding a photo of her 81-year-old mother, Jewel Bergan-Brumbaugh, who died this March. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune When Chris Mabe’s mother …
- November 25, 2020Texas shut down bars to slow the spread of coronavirus — but allowed thousands to open through a restaurant loophole
From left, Malachi Bryant and Jay Smith danced together on their first date at Veranda Rooftop Bar and Patio in San Marcos. Gov. Greg Abbott allowed bars to reopen at 50% capacity in October. Credit: …
- November 25, 2020Analysis: Muted holidays in Texas, as pandemic threatens and vaccines raise hopes
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- November 25, 2020El Paso County judge says new "partial" curfew doesn't conflict with statewide coronavirus orders
A medical worker wears personal protective equipment while holding a COVID-19 test kit at a testing site at the University of Texas at El Paso on Thursday. The El Paso County judge on Tuesday announce …