Official Texas COVID-19 case count tops 800,000 amid a surge

Posted at 5:53 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 06:53:27-04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas health officials report the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have topped 800,000 amid a new surge of cases

More than 5,200 new cases reported Tuesday is the most this month so far.

The newly reported cases raised to 800,415 the total caseload reported in Texas since tracking and tracing of the pandemic began in March, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported.

And more than 77,000 cases estimated to be active is an increase of almost 2,100 since Monday, and the cases requiring hospitalization topped 4,000 for the first time since early September.

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