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Texas COVID-19 Cases Top 2-Million Since the Pandemic Began



TX – Texas coronavirus cases have now topped two-million since the pandemic first struck the state in early March, state officials reported Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a backlog of pre-holiday death certificates reported to the state Wednesday swelled to unprecedented levels the daily Texas death count from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

The 26,808 new cases reported Wednesday raised the total case count to 2,022,635, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported.

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The state reported an unprecedented 405 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, but that included a backlog of death certificates dating from Dec. 8 to Jan. 11, said department spokesman Douglas Lovelady. The record number remained 278 COVID-19 deaths occurring July 23, he said.