AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas reported a new daily high number of deaths Wednesday from COVID-19, even as the state reported a slight decrease in the number people who have tested positive.
The Department of State Health Services reported a Wednesday COVID-19 death toll hit a record 197, beating the previous daily high of 174 deaths set Friday. That brought the official coronavirus death toll in Texas to at least 4,348 total as of Wednesday.READ MORE: Arlington Police Associations Present 'No Confidence' Petition To City Council Regarding Chief Al Jones
The state reported the number of new confirmed cases reached at least 9,879, which is slightly off the string of 10,000-case days over the past week. That brought the overall caseload to at least 351,618 since the state began tracking began the outbreak in early March.READ MORE: 'You Have Demonized Our Kids': Little Elm High School Parents Lecture School Board Over Police Handling Of Student Walkout
Dallas County on Wednesday also reported its highest death count for a single day with 30. It also reported 413 cases, which is much fewer than recent days.
The true number of cases in is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.MORE NEWS: Some Families Of Astroworld Crowd Surge Victims Turn Down Travis Scott's Offer To Pay For Funerals
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