Across the state, 1,904 more coronavirus cases were reported Sunday, including 1,823 new cases and 81 older ones that labs recently reported.
The state also added 28 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 48,611.
Of the new cases, 1,434 were confirmed and 389 were probable. Of the older cases, 73 were confirmed and eight were probable.
The state’s case total is now 2,841,564, including 2,439,892 confirmed and 401,672 probable.
The two-week rolling average of coronavirus cases in Texas is increasing, according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Saturday.
The average number of new cases per day in the state has risen from 3,286.4 on April 1 to 3,458.9 on April 15, an increase of 5.2%, according to the Johns Hopkins data.
There are 2,888 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 545 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Saturday, 3.42% of patients in the hospital region covering D-FW were COVID-19 patients — below the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospitalizations.
The seven-day average positivity rate statewide for molecular tests, based on the date of test specimen collection, was 5.28% as of Saturday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 2.64%. A molecular test, sometimes called a PCR test, is considered more accurate; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott has said a positivity rate above 10% is cause for concern.
According to the state, 10,040,769 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 6,421,221 — 28.6% of the state’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
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Tarrant County reported one death and 166 cases Sunday.
The latest victim was a Fort Worth woman in her 60s who had underlying health conditions.
Of the new cases, 144 were confirmed and 22 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s case total to 254,590, including 214,329 confirmed and 40,261 probable. The death toll is 3,374.
According to the county, 163 people were hospitalized with the virus as of Friday.
According to the state, 667,474 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 425,221 — 26.3% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
Dallas County officials no longer report new coronavirus data on Sundays. Figures that previously would have been reported Sunday will be released Monday.
As of Saturday, the county’s overall case total was 295,543 — 255,013 confirmed and 40,530 probable. The death toll was 3,794.
The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks is 242. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 281.
According to the state’s data, 927,882 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 546,769 — 27% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully immunized.
The state added 117 new cases to Collin County’s totals Sunday. The state did not add any new deaths.
The county’s case total is 88,478, including 73,131 confirmed and 15,347 probable. The death toll is 811.
According to the county, 107 people are hospitalized with the virus.
According to the state, 431,733 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 262,423 — 32.7% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
Denton County officials no longer report new coronavirus data on Sundays.
As of Friday, the county had a total of 73,207 COVID-19 cases, including 54,075 confirmed and 19,132 probable. The death toll stood at 479.
According to the state, 332,607 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 219,536 — 31.5% of the county’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day. The latest numbers are:
- Rockwall County: 11,275 cases (9,166 confirmed and 2,109 probable), 152 deaths.
- Kaufman County: 15,680 cases (13,172 confirmed and 2,508 probable), 252 deaths.
- Ellis County: 22,368 cases (18,713 confirmed and 3,655 probable), 309 deaths.
- Johnson County: 19,503 cases (16,639 confirmed and 2,864 probable), 364 deaths.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.