Texas COVID-19 Surveillance
The current extended Texas COVID-19 Report is available in PDF format:
- Current COVID-19 Activity Report (PDF)
(September 17, 2023 - September 23, 2023)
Report produced on 9/25/2023.
2023 MMWR Week 38
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). Multiple sources of data are being used to monitor the situation in Texas.
Between March 6, 2020 and the current report week, 8,819,055 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas. So far for 2023, 545,919 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.
*This report excludes influenza data. For information about influenza in Texas, please visit
**Changes to the reporting production method have been made as of MMWR Week 38 report. While reviewing our methods for the 2023 COVID-19 Associated Deaths count as well as 2023 subtotals reported within tables 3 through 6 were found to have incorporated fatalities that had been reported with dates of death up through the report date rather than up through the end of the MMWR week.
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)**||▼ 7,423||14,145||21,568|
|New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases**||▼ 2,882||6,892||9,774|
|New COVID-19 Probable Cases**||▼ 4,541||7,235||11,794|
|Total COVID-19 Cases (Probable and Confirmed)**||▲ 14,145||8,819,055||8,804,910|
|Total COVID-19 Confirmed Cases**||▲ 6,892||6,819,847||6,812,955|
|Total COVID-19 Probable Cases**||▲ 7,253||1,999,208||1,991,955|
|Newly Reported COVID-19-Associated Fatalities||▲ 18||54||36|
|Hospitalized COVID-19 Cases (day of report)||▼ 127||1,315||1,442|
|Hospitalized COVID-19 Cases (rolling 7 day average)||▼ 152||1,369||1,521|
|▲ = 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.
COVID-19 cases reported decreased in Texas by 34.4% in Week 38 compared to the previous MMWR week.
COVID-19-associated fatalities increased 50.0% in Week 35 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:
09/27/23, 09/20/23, 09/13/23, 09/06/23, 08/30/23, 08/23/23, 08/16/23, 08/09/23,
08/02/23, 07/26/23, 07/19/23, 07/12/23, 07/06/23, 06/28/23, 06/21/23, 06/14/23,
06/07/23, 05/31/23, 05/24/23, 05/17/23, 05/11/23