Texas Reports 11,738 New Coronavirus Cases, 183 Deaths

Tony Cantu
·2 min read

AUSTIN, TX — Texas reported a new single-day high of 11,738 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 183 additional deaths.

The total number of cases tallied on Friday is 555 short of the record 12,293 cases reported on Thursday — a new single-day high. That level exceeded the earlier record of 10,823, set Tuesday, which was more than the previous single-day high of 10,791 reached on June 15. The data are drawn from a statistical dashboard maintained by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

According to the dashboard, there are 152,912 active cases of respiratory illness across the state. As input on the dashboard, the 20 counties with the highest cumulative number of coronavirus cases are:

  • Harris County: 178,811.

  • Dallas County: 113,764.

  • El Paso County: 79,162.

  • Tarrant County: 77,738.

  • Bexar County: 59,576.

  • Hidalgo County: 39,366.

  • Travis County: 35,616.

  • Lubbock County: 27,660.

  • Cameron County: 25,396.

  • Collin County: 22,369.

  • Fort Bend County: 19,095.

  • Webb County: 18,109.

  • Denton County: 17,837.

  • Nueces County: 16,992.

  • Montgomery County: 14,331.

  • Galveston County: 13,922.

  • Brazoria County: 13,626.

  • McLennan County: 12,947.

  • Williamson County: 11,310.

  • Potter County: 11,286.

Despite soaring levels of illness across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has said he will not impose a statewide shelter-in-place order. Previously, the governor implemented a multi-phased reopening plan for businesses at limited occupancy levels. The reopening plan includes bars, which are seen as arguably the most prone to spreading of disease given the proximity of patrons at such establishments.

The 25 counties with the highest number of fatalities to date, according to the dashboard, are:

  • Harris County: 2,954.

  • Hidalgo County: 1,794.

  • Bexar County: 1,468.

  • Dallas County: 1,450.

  • Cameron County: 1,001.

  • Tarrant County: 978.

  • El Paso County: 910.

  • Travis County: 465.

  • Nueces County: 421.

  • Webb County: 369.

  • Fort Bend County: 324.

  • Lubbock County: 287.

  • Collin County: 234.

  • Montgomery County: 202.

  • Denton County: 199.

  • Brazoria County: 194.

  • Starr County: 187.

  • Smith County: 184.

  • Galveston County: 177.

  • McLennan County: 173.

  • Jefferson County: 172.

  • Maverick County: 169.

  • Williamson County: 162.

  • Val Verde County: 138.

  • Potter County: 134.


This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch