Texas reports 16,392 new cases of coronavirus, 308 deaths

Across the state, an additional 16,392 cases of coronavirus and 308 deaths from COVID-19 were reported Thursday.

Texas has already reported 1,653,522 total cases and 26,208 deaths.

Of the new cases, 12,783 were confirmed and 3,609 were probable. The state reported 1,464,556 confirmed cases and 188,966 probable cases.

The state also added 517 oldest confirmed cases and 155 oldest probable cases that were recently reported by laboratories.

There are 10,724 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 3,276 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

On Thursday, 20.52% of patients in the hospital region serving the D-FW area were patients with COVID-19, according to the state panel.

The seven-day average positivity rate across the state for molecular testing, based on the specimen collection date, was 14.78% on Wednesday. State health officials said using data based on when people were tested provides the most accurate rate of positivity.

For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 9.43%.

Doctors observe a CT scan of the lung at a hospital in Xiaogan, China.

Dallas County

Because of the holiday, Dallas County will not release COVID-19 data until Saturday, officials said.

On Wednesday, the county reported a record 2,512 cases of coronavirus and another 30 deaths from COVID-19.

The county recorded 160,189 confirmed cases and 19,229 probable cases. It also recorded 1,544 deaths from COVID-19.

Dallas County officials do not report recoveries, noting that the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not use this metric.

In the 24-hour period ended on Tuesday, 972 patients with COVID-19 were in intensive care at hospitals in the municipality. During the same period, 562 visits to the emergency room were for symptoms of the disease.

Saturday’s numbers will include data processed on Wednesday night, and Sunday’s report will include COVID-19 data for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tarrant County

Health officials in Tarrant County did not publish data on Thursday, nor will they publish Friday or Saturday, according to the county panel.

On Wednesday, the county reported 1,702 cases of coronavirus and 11 new deaths.

The county recorded 135,793 cases, including 118,641 that are confirmed cases, 17,152 that are probable and 99,752 recoveries. The death toll is 1,389.

On Wednesday, 1,168 people were hospitalized with the virus.

Collin County

The state added 901 cases of coronavirus to the total for Collin County on Thursday, bringing the count to 44,070. Five new COVID-19 deaths have also been reported, bringing the county’s death toll to 345.

No details about the latest victims were available.

Of the new cases, 797 were confirmed and 104 were likely. Collin County recorded 39,876 confirmed cases and 4,194 probable cases.

According to state data, the municipality has 4,222 active cases of the virus and recorded 35,654 recoveries.

The county coronavirus panel records only the total number of hospitalizations, which is 457.

Denton County

Denton County did not release new data on Thursday and will not resume publishing new data on the coronavirus until Saturday.

The county, which reported 751 cases of coronavirus and three deaths on Wednesday, had 36,303 cases of COVID-19, including 12,100 who are active and 24,016 who are recovering. The death toll is 187.

On Wednesday, 158 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized, according to city data.

Other counties

The Texas Department of Health Services has taken over the reports for these other northern Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.

The last numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 5,658 cases (4,696 confirmed and 962 likely), 48 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 8,519 cases (7,427 confirmed and 1,092 probable), 111 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 11,961 cases (10,537 confirmed and 1,424 likely), 156 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 10,073 cases (8,908 confirmed and 1,165 likely), 145 deaths.

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