Latest data show recoveries from the Chinese coronavirus continue soaring statewide. Out of Texas’ population of over 29 million, 3,958 have tragically died from the virus, and nearly 175,000 have recovered.
As of Monday, recoveries continue rising and deaths are low in Texas’ urban counties.
- Bexar County reported totals of 10,284 recoveries and 257 deaths.
- Collin County reported 4,473 recoveries and 65 deaths.
- Denton County reported 2,736 recoveries and 42 deaths.
- Harris County reported 18,490 recoveries and 535 deaths.
- Tarrant County reported 10,644 recoveries and 299 deaths.
- Travis County reported 14,059 estimated recoveries and 203 deaths.
Data from Bexar, Denton, Tarrant, and Travis counties continue confirming Tarrant Public Health Director Dr. Vinny Taneja’s report that those over 65 are at “high risk” from the virus. He added those with underlying conditions as well, which Tarrant’s data continues supporting.
Dallas County reported that of their population of over 2.6 million, 526 have died out of the reported 42,292 coronavirus cases.
Statewide, it’s estimated 172,936 have recovered from the virus, compared with 3,958 deaths.
“The fact is that most of the people who get COVID-19 will recover,” Richard Hill of Tarrant County Public Health previously told Texas Scorecard.
Despite these incredibly encouraging numbers, Texas is under a statewide mask mandate, an order that has drawn sharp criticism from grassroots voters and elected Republicans across the state.
“I know that many of you do not like the mask requirement. I don’t either. It is the last thing that I wanted to do. Actually, the next to last. The last thing that any of us want is to lock Texas back down again,” said Gov. Greg Abbott.