Number of coronavirus cases in Texas swells by 30
DALLAS (AP) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Texas swelled by 30 as the count of people with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus who have died remained at five, state health officials said Sunday.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement that 334 people statewide have tested positive for the virus, up from 304 on Saturday.
The vast majority of people who contract the virus recover within weeks. It causes only mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but it can lead to more severe illness, including pneumonia, especially in older adults and people with preexisting health problems.
Dallas County has the greatest number of cases, with 30, according to the department. It is followed by Harris County, with 27, and Bexar County, with 24.
Gov. Greg Abbott is set to provide an update on the state's efforts to combat the virus later Sunday afternoon.
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