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COVID-19 (new coronavirus)

The Texas Division of State Well being Providers is monitoring circumstances of the brand new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS updates the state degree case counts every day.

Case counts can now be discovered on the COVID-19 case dashboard.
Accessible model (Excel) | Texas COVID-19 Knowledge Extra Datasets
All information are provisional and topic to vary.

DSHS has further info on COVID-19 for the general public, well being care professionals, well being departments and labs at

Information releases on COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – Jan. 29, 2021

The state of Texas will obtain 520,425 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal authorities for the week of Feb. 1. The Texas Division of State Well being Providers has instructed the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention to ship these doses to 344 suppliers in 166 counties throughout Texas. The improve due to a 30 p.c improve within the variety of Moderna doses allotted to the state and a one-time return of 126,750 doses from the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Lengthy-Time period Care Program. DSHS is allocating the doses from the long-term care program to suppliers in counties the place allocations have been considerably lower than their share of the inhabitants. 

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Data

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations

Texas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Texas Vaccine Knowledge

Vaccine Supplier Places

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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Wasted Report – Jan. 29, 2021

Suppliers are required to self-report the rationale why any vaccine doses that they acquired had been unable for use to vaccinate an individual. The variety of doses reported to have been discarded in Texas is 0.06% of the doses shipped to suppliers.

Causes vaccine won’t be used embrace:

  • Storage fridge/freezer too heat
  • Mechanical failure of the fridge/freezer
  • Damaged vials or syringes
  • Spoiled vaccine – vaccine that couldn’t be used inside required timeframe

DSHS does outreach to suppliers reporting discarded doses to make sure that they comply with correct storage and dealing with procedures and to permit them to right any information entry errors.

A cumulative report might be posted weekly.

Texas COVID-19 Doses Wasted Report

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids (MIS-C) – Jan. 29, 2021

DSHS has confirmed 54 circumstances of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids. MIS-C is a uncommon however severe complication related to COVID-19. The situation causes completely different physique elements to develop into infected, together with the guts, lungs, kidneys, mind, pores and skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Kids with MIS-C might have fever and varied signs, together with belly ache, vomiting, diarrhea, neck ache, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling further drained. The reason for MIS-C has not been decided. Nonetheless, many youngsters with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been round somebody with COVID-19.

Mother and father and caregivers ought to contact their kid’s well being care supplier if a baby reveals signs of MIS-C. Suppliers ought to report suspected circumstances to their public well being division.

Whereas the reason for MIS-C has not been recognized, the easiest way to guard your youngsters in opposition to the situation is to take precautions to stop anybody in your family from getting COVID-19.

MIS-C at a look:

  • Age vary: 9 months-18 years previous (median: 9 years previous)
  • Intercourse: 39 Male (62%), 24 Feminine (38%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: 32 Hispanic (51%), 20 Black (32%), 4 White (6%), 2 Asian (3%), 5 Unknown (8%)
  • Onset date vary (fever): 4/22/20 – 1/1/21
  • Hospital and ICU admission: 63 Hospitalized (100%), 49 ICU admission (78%)
  • Consequence: 59 Discharged (94%), 1 Died (1%), 3 Unknown/Misplaced to Comply with-Up (5%)
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids (MIS-C)

Public Well being Area Variety of Circumstances
1 (Panhandle) 1
2/3 (North Texas) 24
4/5N (East Texas) 2
6/5S (Southeast Texas) 14
7 (Central Texas) 15
8 (South Texas) 6
11 (Rio Grande Valley) 1
Complete 63 

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West Nile Virus – Dec. 9, 2020

DSHS has confirmed 63 circumstances and 11 deaths of West Nile sickness in Texas this yr.

Individuals will be contaminated by West Nile virus by the chew of an contaminated mosquito. DSHS encourages everybody to guard themselves from bites by sporting lengthy sleeves and pants, making use of insect repellent and eradicating standing water.

Final yr, Texas reported 32 circumstances of West Nile sickness that resulted in 4 deaths.

Case counts might be up to date every Tuesday by mosquito season. 

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Extra Surveillance Data

West Nile Virus Circumstances, 2020

County West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Illness Complete
Brazos 1 1
Cameron 1 1
Collin 1 3 4
Colorado   1 1
Dallas 5 13 18
Denton   5 5
Ellis   1 1
Harris   1 1
Hidalgo   2 2
Montgomery 1 3 4
Orange   1 1
Pink River   1 1
Tarrant 1 15 16
Travis 4 4
Williamson 3 3
Complete 8 55  63 

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