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More than 606,000 people across Texas have tested positive for COVID-19 since tracking began in March, and over 12,400 residents have died.
The state saw daily records of new cases and deaths from the disease confirmed in July.
And in August, the state identified a couple of issues which meant thousands of older cases had not been added to the state case count. The processing of that backlog meant increased daily case numbers at the state and county level, but many of those cases were from weeks or even months earlier.
The state disclosed the issues on Aug. 14. Multiple counties across North Texas and statewide have reported large numbers of backlogged cases in the days since.
A statewide stay-at-home order was lifted in May and businesses have been allowed to reopen at varying levels since then.
In North Texas, more than 160,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and health officials have reported more than 2,000 deaths.
The first local case was announced on March 9 in Collin County.
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Below is a list of cases, which will be continuously updated as new information is provided by officials.
The total case numbers include all confirmed positives since tracking began in March. The number of total active cases is reported by the state and shows how many people are believed to still have the disease.
Deaths are tallied by the state through death certificates.
Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant counties
Number of cases: 74,065 total cases, 909 deaths, 15,410 active cases
Number of cases: 37,924 total cases, 524 deaths, 4,684 active cases
Number of cases: 10,474 total cases, 106 deaths, 4,638 active cases
Number of cases: 9,235 total cases, 98 deaths, 2,6076 active cases
Coronavirus cases in North Texas
Ellis, Navarro counties
Number of cases: 3,562 total cases, 55 deaths, 119 active cases
Number of cases: 1,037 total cases, 14 deaths, 0 active cases
Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall counties
Number of cases: 1,385 total cases, 26 deaths, 208 active cases
Number of cases: 2,685 total cases, 33 deaths, 72 active cases
Erath, Hood, Johnson counties
Number of cases: 633 total cases, 8 deaths, 38 active cases
Number of cases: 889 total cases, 21 deaths, 64 active cases
Number of cases: 2,427 total cases, 42 deaths, 72 active cases
Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise counties
Palo Pinto County
Number of cases: 412 total cases, 11 deaths, 22 active cases
Number of cases: 1,607 total cases, 24 deaths, 75 active cases
Number of cases: 620 total cases, 12 deaths, 30 active cases
Henderson, Van Zandt counties
Number of cases: 765 total cases, 16 deaths, 314 active cases
Van Zandt County
Number of cases: 499 total cases, 12 deaths, 211 active cases
Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River counties
Number of cases: 298 total cases, 4 deaths, 12 active cases
Number of cases: 559 total cases, 10 deaths, 200 active cases
Number of cases: 1,391 total cases, 22 deaths, 67 active cases
Number of cases: 791 total cases, 24 deaths, 188 active cases
Red River County
Number of cases: 144 total cases, 14 deaths, 2 active cases
Comanche, Hill counties
Number of cases: 206 total cases, 3 deaths, 4 active cases
Number of cases: 346 total cases, 8 deaths, 33 active cases
Symptoms of coronavirus
At this time there is no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus is spread person-to-person.
According to the CDC, spread is happening mainly between people who are in close contact (within 6 feet) of each other via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The droplets land on the noses and mouths of other people, who then inhale them.
The CDC says it may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread.
As the virus was discovered just a few months ago, more research is required to learn more about the spread pattern of the virus.
Health experts recommend taking the following preventative actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US
WFAA digital producers Jozelyn Escobedo, Jennifer Prohov and Jake Harris along with WFAA reporter Jay Wallis contributed to this report.
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