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Coronavirus Cases in Texas Have Now Topped 2 Million

January 14, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — Coronavirus cases in Texas have now topped 2 million since the pandemic first struck the state in early March.

The 26,808 newly confirmed infections reported Wednesday raised the total case count to 2,022,635.

Texas officials also reported an unprecedented 405 deaths related to COVID-19 in their daily report, but said that number included a backlog of death certificates dating from Dec. 8 to Jan. 11. They said the high for deaths in a 24-hour period remains 278, recoreed July 23.

The newly reported deaths raised the COVID-19 death toll since the pandemic first struck Texas in early March to 30,624.

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