Texas COVID-19 Surveillance

The current extended Texas COVID-19 Report is available in PDF format:

2023 MMWR Week 21


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) which is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. Multiple sources of data are being used to monitor the situation in Texas.

Between March 6, 2020 and the current report week, 8,582,519 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas. So far for 2023, 325,940 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.

*This report excludes influenza data. For information about influenza in Texas, please visit 


Table 1: Summary of Texas COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19-Associated Fatalities, and Hospitalizations for the Current Reporting Week*

Texas Surveillance Component Change from Previous Week Current Week Previous Week
New COVID-19 Cases (Probable and Confirmed)** ▼ 7,083 3,675 10,758
New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases** ▼ 1,409 1,761 3,170
New COVID-19 Probable Cases** ▼ 5,674 1,914 7,588
Total COVID-19 Cases (Probable and Confirmed)** ▲ 3,675 8,582,519 8,578,844
Total COVID-19 Confirmed Cases** ▲ 1,761 6,702,113 6,700,352
Total COVID-19 Probable Cases** ▲ 1,914 1,880,406 1,878,492
Newly Reported COVID-19-Associated Fatalities ▼ 1 36 37
Hospitalized COVID-19 Cases (day of report) ▼ 85 643 728
Hospitalized COVID-19 Cases (rolling 7 day average)*** ▼ 46 700 745
▲ = increase and ▼ = decrease
*Numbers and percentages might vary from the previous COVID-19 report due to additional data becoming available for non-finalized surveillance years. COVID-19 case data for 2020-2021 are finalized. All other data are provisional and subject to change.
**Cases for the current week include both cases reported in the last week and may include newly reported cases from prior weeks.
***The number of hospitalized COVID-19 cases (rolling 7-day average) may vary due to rounding of numbers.

COVID-19 cases reported decreased in Texas by 65.8% in Week 21 compared to the previous MMWR week.

COVID-19-associated fatalities decreased by 2.7% in Week 18 when compared to the previous week. COVID-19-associated fatalities are shown by week during which the death occurred, up to three weeks prior to current report week because death certificates are required to be filed within 10 days of date of death.

Note: Cumulative counts will consistently reflect all cases within the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System as of report date. Counts may include cases which were provided after initial reporting, such as backlogged cases; and reflect regular case quality assurance updates.

Figure 1: Texas Map Displaying the Number of  
Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Cases by
County for the Current Week

Statewide COVID-19 Activity Map:

Please note: COVID-19 cases are reportable by law in Texas. This map contains data from COVID-19 cases reported to public health, however at home testing and asymptomatic COVID-19 may lead to underreporting.

Note: The current extended Texas COVID-19 Surveillance Report is in PDF format.

2023 Texas COVID-19 Surveillance Activity Reports:

05/31/2305/24/2305/17/23,  05/11/23

Historical COVID-19 Data and Information

These are data posted by the Center for Health Statistics from March 2020 until May 10, 2023: