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Texas adds 1,416 coronavirus cases, 19 deaths; Tarrant County reports 122 cases, 4 deaths



PLANO, TX – Across the state, 1,416 more COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday, including 1,358 new ones and 58 older ones that were recently added by labs.

The state also reported 19 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 49,591.

The state’s case total is now 2,905,110, including 2,486,826 confirmed and 418,284 probable ones.

There are 2,399 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 496 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Saturday, 3.1% of patients in the hospital region covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients — below the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospitalizations.

The seven-day average positivity rate statewide for molecular tests, based on the date of test specimen collection, was 4.3% as of Saturday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 2.6%. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes called a PCR test; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott has said a positivity rate above 10% is cause for concern.

According to the state, 11,447,408 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 8,709,410 — 38.8% of the state’s population 16 and older — are fully vaccinated.