Texas reports 3,650 coronavirus cases, 4,036 total increase

11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, October 09 2020 Oct 9, 2020 October 09, 2020 4:00 PM October 09, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 3,650 new cases Friday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but the addition of 386 previously unreported cases raised the Friday total by 4,036 cases.

The newly reported cases raised to 785,830 the total caseload reported in Texas since tracking and tracing of the pandemic began in March, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported. An estimated 72,546 of those cases are active, with 3,593 of those requiring hospitalization.

However, the true number of cases in Texas is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

The 98 deaths from COVID-19 reported Friday raised to 16,432 the Texas death toll for the pandemic.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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