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COVID-19

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.

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COVID-19 Variants

DSHS has launched a new Variants and Genomic Surveillance dashboard for SARS-CoV-2, replacing the variant count table previously located on this page. You can view the platform at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/variants-data. The new platform is similar in style and content to the CDC’s variant dashboard, and the data shown is collected by the CDC’s national SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance program. The dashboard’s data will be updated weekly.

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

MIS-C is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. DSHS has launched a new multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) data webpage, replacing the MIS-C count table previously located on this page. You can view the data page at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/mis-c/mis-c-data. The data will continue to be updated monthly. DSHS is working to learn more about why some children and adolescents develop MIS-C after having COVID-19 or contact with someone with COVID-19, while others do not. An additional webpage with information and resources for parents and providers is available at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/mis-c/mis-c-info.

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Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2024-2025 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request 

DSHS wants to hear from the public as it prepares its 2024-2025 Legislative Appropriations Request. The LAR is the agency’s funding request ahead of next year’s meeting of the Texas Legislature and reflects agency priorities for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. After it is submitted later this summer, the Legislative Budget Board will review the LAR and make funding recommendations to the Legislature, which builds and passes the state budget.

The DSHS LAR hearing will let people tell the agency what they think is important for public heath to focus on in the coming years. It is scheduled for July 26 at 1 p.m. in Austin and will be streamed online. You can find more information at  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/legislative/lar/DSHS-LAR-Public-Hearing-Agenda-Notice_062222.pdf


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Last updated June 27, 2022