Texas COVID-19 - Dashboard Changes over Time

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

Dashboard Changes over Time


  • Combined case and fatality dashboard with hospital and testing dashboard and reduced the number of visualizations. Data are updated once per week now. Data are still available on the COVID-19 Additional Data page.


  • Added year selector feature to allow for viewing data cumulatively or by year.
  • Retired reporting of active and recovered cases. An archive file of previously reported active case counts by county by day is available on the COVID-19 Additional Data page.
  • Updated case and fatality demographic visualization to show trends over time.


  • Following a Dec. 1 change in the process for gathering and reporting county-level COVID-19 case counts, DSHS discovered that cases with a missing county of residence were not showing up in the new case counts on the COVID-19 dashboard. To correct this error, 16,884 new confirmed cases and 4,023 new probable cases reported Dec. 1-9 were added to statewide and county totals today. An “incomplete address” line has been added for cases with a missing address in the lab report. The issue did not affect the case positivity rate or prevent local jurisdictions from being notified of new cases in their areas.


  • Updated county, TSA, and state population counts to the 2020 Census population for Texas and its counties.


  • Added additional hospitalization metrics for state and by TSA.


  • Added probable case counts.
  • Added antigen test positivity rate (by specimen collection date).
  • Reconfigured to consolidate all maps on one tab and use filters to view data by county for confirmed cases, probable cases, fatalities, active cases and recovered cases.
  • Reconfigured to filter case and fatality demographics on the same tab.
  • Retired Lab Test Reported Date and Case Reported Date (legacy method) positivity rates.


  • Updated recovered case estimate to account for the number of older cases reported by local jurisdictions. This estimated number of recoveries now more closely aligns to the timing of when these cases were likely first identified.