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The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS will update the state case count each day by noon Central Time. There was an error in the initial Saturday, March 14 count for Gregg County. It has been corrected to show one case in a Gregg County resident.
Public health departments are working to identify any close contacts of the patients while they were sick so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested if needed.
DSHS, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and other state agencies continue their ongoing preparations so that all of the state government is working together to limit the spread of the virus and protect Texans.
There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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.
Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.
Texas COVID-19 Cases1
|Total Statewide Cases||56|
To see county totals, scroll table below.
|County of Residence2||Number of Cases3|
1DSHS will update the state case count each day by noon Central Time.
2Patient may be undergoing treatment in facilities in other counties.
3Does not include repatriation cases.