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The Texas Department of State Health Services tracks COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, vaccine allocations and uptake, and more.  

COVID-19 data dashboards can be accessed from the menu options to the right.
Accessible version (Excel) | Texas COVID-19 Data Additional Datasets
All data are provisional and subject to change.

DSHS has additional information on COVID-19 for the public, health care professionals, health departments and labs at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

News releases on COVID-19





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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – May 7, 2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services will no longer allocate COVID-19 vaccine to providers on a weekly basis. Now that the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is regularly exceeding demand, DSHS will fill vaccine orders from providers as they come in and ship vaccine from the DSHS Pharmacy or place orders with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a daily basis. As a result of the change to regular vaccine ordering, DSHS will no longer post weekly allocation tables.

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Previous COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations

Texas Vaccine Data

Vaccine Provider Locations

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COVID-19 Variants – May 6, 2021

Because viruses constantly change through mutation, new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are expected to occur. Multiple variants have been documented in Texas and the United States that may spread more easily or cause more serious illness. Current scientific evidence indicates that available vaccines are effective at protecting people from severe illness caused by these variants. Public health officials at the federal, state and local levels continue to study them, monitor their spread, develop strategies to slow their spread and test how variants may respond to existing therapies, vaccines and testing. 

Following is an update of sequence confirmed COVID-19 variant of concern cases that were reported to DSHS through last week. 

Summary Table: COVID-19 Variant of Concern Cases Reported to Texas DSHS, by TSA and variant.
TSA B.1.1.7
UK
B.1.351
South Africa
B.1.429
California
P.1
Brazil
B.1.427
California
Total
A 0
B 5 1
D 4 0
E 289 4 10  2 4 309
F 1 0
G 6 0 7
H 0 0 0 0 4
I 29 0 6 0 4 39
J 7 0 2 0 0 9
L 54 0 0 0 2 56
M 20 0 4 0 0 24
N 39 0 1 0 1 41
O 151 1 6 2 2 162
P 64 1 2 2 0 69
Q 590 3 8 8 6 615
R 203 1 4 1 0 209
U 29 0 1 0 0 30
V 30 0 1 5 0 36
Pending patient info from lab 656 1 118 13 12 800
Grand Total 2,183  12  167 33 31 2,426 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19
Texas Trauma Service Areas Map

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) – May 5, 2021

DSHS has confirmed 151 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. MIS-C is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. The condition causes different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. The cause of MIS-C has not been determined. However, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been around someone with COVID-19. 

Parents and caregivers should contact their child's health care provider if a child shows symptoms of MIS-C. Providers should report suspected cases to their public health department.

While the cause of MIS-C has not been identified, the best way to protect your children against the condition is to take precautions to prevent anyone in your household from getting COVID-19.

MIS-C at a glance:

  • Age range: 9 months-18 years old (median: 9 years old)
  • Sex: 94 Male (62%), 57 Female (38%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: 71 Hispanic (47%), 46 Black (30%), 20 White (13%), 4 Asian (3%), 10 Unknown (7%)
  • Onset date range (fever): 4/22/20 – 3/22/21
  • Hospital and ICU admission: 151 Hospitalized (100%), 102 ICU admission (68%)
  • Outcome: 132 Discharged (87%), 1 Died (1%), 18 Unknown/Lost to Follow-Up (12%)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Public Health Region Number of Cases
1 (Panhandle) 3
2/3 (North Texas) 73
4/5N (East Texas) 3
6/5S (Southeast Texas) 46
7 (Central Texas) 19
8 (South Texas) 6
11 (Rio Grande Valley) 1
Total 151

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Winter Storm-Related Deaths – April 28, 2021

DSHS is tracking deaths related to the February winter storms that affected Texas and posting data that is preliminary and subject to change. 

There are three main ways DSHS is notified of disaster-related deaths:

  • Medical certifiers submit a DSHS form specifying that a particular death was related to a disaster.
  • Medical certifiers flag a death record as disaster related.
  • DSHS epidemiologists match public reports of disaster-related deaths to death certificates.

DSHS disaster epidemiologists continue to reconcile information about causes of death. The majority of confirmed deaths were associated with hypothermia. There have also been multiple deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, exacerbation of chronic illness,  falls, and fire. Confirmed deaths occurred between Feb. 11 and March 5.

Winter Storm-Related Deaths
by county of occurrence
Data is preliminary and subject to change as additional information is gathered and additional deaths are confirmed 
County  Number of Deaths
Aransas 1
Armstrong 1
Bandera 1
Bexar
9
Brazoria
1
Brooks
1
Cass 1
Cherokee 1
Clay 1
Coleman 2
Collin 2
Dallas 11
Ector 1
Ellis 2
Fayette 1
Fort Bend 3
Freestone 1
Frio 1
Galveston 8
Grayson 1
Hale 1
Harris 41
Henderson 2
Hill 2
Hopkins 1
Hunt 1
Kaufman 1
Kendall 1
Kerr 1
Lamar 1
Lavaca 2
Lee 1
Leon 1
Limestone 1
McLennan 1
Montgomery 2
Nacogdoches 4
Parker 1
Pecos 1
Rusk 1
San Saba 1
Schleicher 1
Sutton 1
Tarrant 3
Taylor 6
Travis 12
Trinity 1
Uvalde 1
Val Verde 1
Webb 1
Wharton 1
Wichita 2
Williamson 3
Total 151

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Last updated May 7, 2021