Deaths in Texas From COVID-19 Increase to 1,049

Texas health officials say the number of COVID-19-related deaths reported in the state increased by 45 on Saturday to a total of 1,049

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The number of COVID-19-related deaths reported in Texas increased by 45 on Saturday to a total of 1,049, state health officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 1,251 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state's total number of cases to 37,860. There were 1,219 new cases of the virus reported the day before.

The true numbers are likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

Friday was the first day barbershops and hair salons could reopen in Texas. Last week, restaurants and retailers in the state were allowed to begin reopening with limited capacity.

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.

Tracking COVID-19 Cases in North Texas Counties

NBC 5 is tracking the number of COVID-19 related cases, recoveries and deaths in North Texas counties. Choose a county and click on a city or town to see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your area.

Cases are cumulative by day and are subject to change, dependent on each county health department's reporting schedule and methodology. Data may be reported county-wide, by city or town, or not at all. Cases, recoveries and death counts in 'unspecified' categories are used as placeholders and reassigned by their respective counties at a later date.

Data: County Health Departments, NBC 5 Staff
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