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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.

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.

Dallas doesn’t track recoveries.

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.

Voters concerned about the mask mandate policy or another shutdown may contact their elected state representative, state senator, and Gov. Abbott.