Texas health officials reported at least 2,374 new confirmed cases Monday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and just 26 new COVID-19 deaths.
However, Monday reports are often incomplete, particularly because of a lack of Sunday reports of cases and deaths, the Texas Department of State Health Services has said. Also, the true number of cases in Texas is likely higher because many people haven't been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
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The new cases raised the overall outbreak number of Texas cases to almost 613,000, while the tabulated death toll rose to 12,536, the department Monday.
The department did not update Monday the number of active cases in Texas. The estimate reported Sunday was 98,326 active cases, a decline of 2,863 from the 101,189 reported Saturday. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas rose by 31 cases Sunday to 4,203 Monday.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and 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 be fatal.