DATA: Average daily COVID-19 cases in Texas shown to be increasing

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The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 38,869 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide as of May 10. That total includes 1,088 fatalities and approximately 21,713 reported recoveries.

This marks 13,572 new cases, a 53.65% increase, since Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 1 of the plan to reopen Texas on April 27.

On average the state is experiencing 1,017 newly reported cases daily over the last 14 days, with the largest increase of 1,293 cases reported May 2.

There were approximately 796 daily cases when averaging the 14-day time period from April 13-26.



While the number of daily positive cases has increased, so has testing. A total of 223,461 tests were administered from April 27 through May 10, according to the DSHS. From April 13-26, there were 142,795 tests administered.




Abbott's updated orders allowed retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls across the state to open with limited capacity beginning May 1. The statewide stay-at-home order officially expired April 30.

Editor's note: The original story was updated to show increased testing with increased positive tests.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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