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The Texas Department of State Health Services tracks COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, vaccine allocations and uptake, and more.  

COVID-19 data dashboards can be accessed from the menu options to the right.
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 dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

News releases on COVID-19





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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – April 20, 2021

More than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas next week. The Texas Department of State Health Services is allocating 846,620 first doses to 679 providers in 124 counties. Those numbers reflect additional first doses allocated between April 16 and 20, and the weekly allocation table has been updated. DSHS is ordering 686,640 second doses for people vaccinated a few weeks ago. An estimated 500,000 additional first and second doses are expected to be available to pharmacy locations, federally-qualified health centers and dialysis centers as allocated directly by the federal government.

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations

Texas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Texas Vaccine Data

Vaccine Provider Locations

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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Wasted Report – April 16, 2021

Providers are required to self-report the reason why any vaccine doses that they received were unable to be used to vaccinate a person. The number of doses reported to have been discarded in Texas is 0.07% of the doses shipped to providers.

Reasons vaccine might not be used include:

  • Storage refrigerator/freezer too warm
  • Mechanical failure of the refrigerator/freezer
  • Broken vials or syringes
  • Spoiled vaccine – vaccine that couldn’t be used within required timeframe

The weekly doses wasted report now uses categories created by the CDC specifically for the COVID-19 vaccines. The new categories are broken vial/syringe, vaccine drawn into syringe but not administered, lost or unaccounted for vaccine, open vial but all doses not administered and other. Many of the categories that were previously broken out will now be incorporated into the other category, including natural disaster/power outage, refrigerator too warm and mechanical failure. The report is a cumulative report with data submitted in previous weeks moved into the new categories as appropriate.

DSHS does outreach to providers reporting discarded doses to ensure that they follow proper storage and handling procedures and to allow them to correct any data entry errors.

A cumulative report will be posted weekly.

Texas COVID-19 Doses Wasted Report

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COVID-19 Variants – April 21, 2021

Because viruses constantly change through mutation, new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are expected to occur. Multiple variants have been documented in Texas and the United States that may spread more easily or cause more serious illness. Current scientific evidence indicates that available vaccines are effective at protecting people from severe illness caused by these variants. Public health officials at the federal, state and local levels continue to study them, monitor their spread, develop strategies to slow their spread and test how variants may respond to existing therapies, vaccines and testing.

Following is an update of sequence confirmed COVID-19 variant of concern cases that were reported to DSHS through last week. 

Summary Table: COVID-19 Variant of Concern Cases Reported to Texas DSHS, by TSA and variant.
TSA B.1.1.7
UK
B.1.351
South Africa
B.1.429
California
P.1
Brazil
B.1.427
California
Total
B 1
D 0
E 247 2 10  3 262
F 1 0
G 0 6
H 0 0 0 0 3
I 11 0 3 0 0 14
J 7 0 2 0 0 9
L 18 0 0 0 1 19
M 13 0 1 0 0 14
N 29 0 1 0 1 31
O 116 1 6 1 2 126
P 37 1 2 0 0 40
Q 425 3 7 3 2 440
R 189 1 4 1 0 195
U 20 0 0 0 0 20
V 24 0 1 1 0 26
Pending patient info from lab 565 1 110 5 11 692
Grand Total 1,714  10  150 11 20 1,905 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19
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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) – March 15, 2021

DSHS has confirmed 97 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: 59 Male (61%), 38 Female (39%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: 51 Hispanic (53%), 25 Black (26%), 11 White (11%), 3 Asian (3%), 7 Unknown (7%)
  • Onset date range (fever): 4/22/20 – 1/1/21
  • Hospital and ICU admission: 97 Hospitalized (100%), 69 ICU admission (71%)
  • Outcome: 88 Discharged (91%), 1 Died (1%), 8 Unknown/Lost to Follow-Up (8%)

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
    Public Health Region Number of Cases
    1 (Panhandle) 1
    2/3 (North Texas) 27
    4/5N (East Texas) 2
    6/5S (Southeast Texas) 45
    7 (Central Texas) 15
    8 (South Texas) 6
    11 (Rio Grande Valley) 1
    Total 97 

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    Winter Storm-Related Deaths – April 9, 2021

    DSHS is tracking deaths related to the February winter storms that affected Texas and posting data that is preliminary and subject to change. 

    There are three main ways DSHS is notified of disaster-related deaths:

    • Medical certifiers submit a DSHS form specifying that a particular death was related to a disaster.
    • Medical certifiers flag a death record as disaster related.
    • DSHS epidemiologists match public reports of disaster-related deaths to death certificates.

    DSHS disaster epidemiologists continue to reconcile information about causes of death. The majority of confirmed deaths were associated with hypothermia. There have also been multiple deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, medical equipment failure, exacerbation of chronic illness, lack of home oxygen, falls, and fire. Confirmed deaths occurred between Feb. 11 and March 5.

    Winter Storm-Related Deaths
    by county of occurrence
    Data is preliminary and subject to change as additional information is gathered and additional deaths are confirmed 
    County  Number of Deaths
    Aransas 1
    Armstrong 1
    Bandera 1
    Bexar
    9
    Brazoria
    1
    Brooks
    1
    Cass 1
    Clay 1
    Coleman 2
    Collin 2
    Dallas 7
    Ector 1
    Ellis 2
    Fayette 1
    Fort Bend 3
    Freestone 1
    Frio 1
    Galveston 7
    Grayson 1
    Hale 1
    Harris 38
    Henderson 2
    Hill 2
    Hopkins 1
    Hunt 1
    Kaufman 1
    Kendall 1
    Kerr 1
    Lamar 1
    Lavaca 2
    Lee 1
    Leon 1
    Limestone 1
    McLennan 1
    Montgomery 2
    Pecos 1
    Rusk 1
    San Saba 1
    Schleicher 1
    Sutton 1
    Taylor 6
    Travis 12
    Trinity 1
    Uvalde 1
    Webb 1
    Wharton 1
    Wichita 2
    Williamson 3
    Total 133

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    Last updated April 21, 2021