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COVID-19 (new coronavirus)

The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS updates the state level case counts on a daily basis.

Case counts can now be found on the  COVID-19 case dashboard .
Accessible version (Excel) | Texas COVID-19 Data Additional Datasets
All data are provisional and subject to change.

DSHS has additional information on COVID-19 for the public, health care professionals, health departments and labs at .

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – Dec. 18, 2020

Texas expects to receive 620,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed to more than 1,100 providers in 185 Texas counties in Week 2 of vaccine distribution. The CDC will deliver 460,500 doses of the vaccine manufactured by Moderna and 159,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to continue to vaccinate front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

If the Moderna vaccine is authorized as expected, it will begin shipping over the weekend and start arriving in Texas on Monday at providers like hospitals, freestanding ERs, EMS providers, pharmacies, local health departments, health centers and other clinics. DSHS encourages providers that have received vaccine to partner with other health care facilities and workers in the area to maximize vaccination.

Most of the Pfizer vaccine, 124,800 doses, will go to the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. Vaccination under the program is expected to begin Dec. 28 in Texas. The remaining doses will be distributed to 29 hospitals that received Pfizer doses this week to continue vaccinating health care workers.

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) – Nov. 25, 2020

DSHS has confirmed 54 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. MIS-C is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. The condition causes different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. The cause of MIS-C has not been determined. However, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been around someone with COVID-19.

Parents and caregivers should contact their child's health care provider if a child shows symptoms of MIS-C. Providers should report suspected cases to their public health department.

While the cause of MIS-C has not been identified, the best way to protect your children against the condition is to take precautions to prevent anyone in your household from getting COVID-19.

MIS-C at a glance:

  • Age range: 9 months-18 years old (median: 9 years old)
  • Sex: 33 Male (61%), 21 Female (39%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: 28 Hispanic (52%), 19 Black (35%), 4 White (7%), 1 Asian (2%), 2 Unknown (4%)
  • Onset date range (fever): 4/22/20 – 10/10/20
  • Hospital and ICU admission: 54 Hospitalized (100%), 42 ICU admission (78%)
  • Outcome: 51 Discharged (94%), 1 Died (2%), 2 Still hospitalized (4%)
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Public Health Region Number of Cases
1 (Panhandle) 1
2/3 (North Texas) 24
4/5N (East Texas) 2
6/5S (Southeast Texas) 9
7 (Central Texas) 12
8 (South Texas) 6
Total 54 

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West Nile Virus – Dec. 9, 2020

DSHS has confirmed 63 cases and 11 deaths of West Nile illness in Texas this year.

People can be infected by West Nile virus through the bite of an infected mosquito. DSHS encourages everyone to protect themselves from bites by wearing long sleeves and pants, applying insect repellent and removing standing water.

Last year, Texas reported 32 cases of West Nile illness that resulted in four deaths.

Case counts will be updated each Tuesday through mosquito season. 

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Additional Surveillance Information

West Nile Virus Cases, 2020
County West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease Total
Brazos 1 1
Cameron 1 1
Collin 1 3 4
Colorado   1 1
Dallas 5 13 18
Denton   5 5
Ellis   1 1
Harris   1 1
Hidalgo   2 2
Montgomery 1 3 4
Orange   1 1
Red River   1 1
Tarrant 1 15 16
Travis 4 4
Williamson 3 3
Total 8 55  63 

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Last updated January 10, 2021