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Texas COVID-19 Case Notes – January 2022

At the time of initial publication by DSHS, all coronavirus data are provisional and subject to change. To document changes and explain data anomalies, DSHS publishes case notes accompanying data updates, when necessary. A listing of all available notes is available on the main Data Notes page

Case Notes - January 2022

  • We currently do not have any older cases to report due to the transition to a new centralized case data system (NEDSS) on 12/1/2021.
  • Older cases that are entered into this system by the local jurisdictions are automatically assigned to the correct date, and the data are rewritten. 

01/31/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 60,606 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,614 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/30/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 60,029 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,595 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/29/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 59,156 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,574 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/28/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 58,226 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,519 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/27/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 57,035 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,500 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/26/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 56,665 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,471 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/25/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 56,281 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,449 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases.

01/24/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 54,502 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,406 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/23/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 53,902 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,377 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/22/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 52,844 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,328 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/21/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 51,085 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,288 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/20/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 49,024 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,181 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/19/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 46,976 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,154 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/18/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 46,069 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 5,119 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/17/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 44,974 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 4,862 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/16/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 42,724 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 4,841 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/15/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 41,736 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 4,819 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/14/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 38,239 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 4,780 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 
  • DSHS has updated statewide and county case counts to include final 2020 data submitted to the CDC. That led to an increase of 52,465 confirmed cases and a decrease of 26,229 probable cases.

01/13/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 27,094 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 917 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 
  • The case counts for today include a one day backlog of lab reports. Due to high volume of COVID-19 lab tests, the system that processes electronic lab reports and identifies new cases was running slower yesterday. DSHS moved the lab importer to its own server and improved the system’s processing speed. The system can now process more than 300,000 lab reports each day. Because the positivity rate measures the number of positive lab tests as a percentage of the total number of lab reports received, the slower processing speed did not affect the accuracy of the positivity rate. 

01/12/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 24,628 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 760 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 
  • The case counts for today include a one day backlog of lab reports. Due to high volume of COVID-19 lab tests, the system that processes electronic lab reports and identifies new cases was running slower yesterday. DSHS moved the lab importer to its own server and improved the system’s processing speed. The system can now process more than 300,000 lab reports each day. Because the positivity rate measures the number of positive lab tests as a percentage of the total number of lab reports received, the slower processing speed did not affect the accuracy of the positivity rate. 

01/11/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 22,423 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 690 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

01/10/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 19,648 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 667 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/09/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 18,159 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 639 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/08/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 16,569 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 614 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/07/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 14,981 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 579 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/06/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 12,705 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 529 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/05/2022

  • DSHS is reporting 12,242 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 496 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/04/2022

  • The new case numbers for today are elevated, in part, because the system that processes electronic lab reports and identifies new cases was running slower for three days last week.
  • DSHS is reporting 10,429 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 431 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

1/03/2022

  • The case counts for Dec. 31 – Jan. 4 include backlogged lab reports from last week (12/27 – 12/31). Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 lab tests, the system that processes electronic lab reports and identifies new cases was running slower for three days last week. DSHS identified ways to streamline the algorithm that identifies new cases, which dramatically improved the system’s processing speed. The system will finish processing all lab reports older than one day on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

    The specimen collection date for these lab reports are within the last week. Because the positivity rate measures the number of positive lab tests as a percentage of the total number of lab reports received, the slower processing speed did not affect the accuracy of the positivity rate.  
  • DSHS is reporting 8,971 cumulative confirmed cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of confirmed cases. 
  • DSHS is reporting 382 cumulative probable cases that do not have a county due to an incomplete address. These are included in statewide totals of probable cases. 

 

Last updated February 1, 2022