Texas Records 12,440 New COVID-19 Cases, Putting The State’s Total Number At Almost 4 Million

Texas reported 12,440 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday, leaving the state on the brink of passing the 4 million mark for COVID-19 cases.

In the additional 12,440 new COVID-19 cases in the state, 9,513 are confirmed, 2,281 are probable, and 646 are older cases and were just recently reported. Texas also reported additional 317 COVID-19 related deaths, increasing the death toll to 62,786.

Texas COVID-19 update

The state has now a total of 3,996,847 COVID-19 cases, 3,37,783 are confirmed cases and 659,064 are probable cases, Dallas News reported.

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In Texas, 10,349 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 2,909 in North Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth area reported 17.4% hospitalized patients as of Friday, about 15% threshold of what Texas Governor Greg Abbott said previously that would be considered a cause for concern.

According to state data, it shows that 17,153,984 Texans had already received at least a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday. 14,683,383 or 61% of the state’s population 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

For the vaccination data in the state, it will not be updated over the weekend since the state is amending its dashboard that will include new metrics for booster doses. The amendments that will take place relate to the recent recommendation made by the CDC regarding the booster shots of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC states that people over 65, people 18 and older with underlying health issues, and people 18 and older who are at high risk of the virus should get the booster shot six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

U.S. COVID-19 cases

The U.S. so far has reported a total of 42.9 million COVID-19 cases and over 688,000 deaths since the pandemic begun, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide COVID-19 cases now stand at 232,284,754 with a total of 4,757,425 deaths, according to worldometer data.

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