This total only accounts for people whose death certificates say COVID-19 was the cause of death. And while vaccination efforts are gaining momentum — nearly 10% of Texas residents were fully vaccinated as of March 13 — the pandemic is far from over. More than 150 new deaths on average are still being reported in Texas each day.
See the latest statistics, which are updated daily, in the Texas Tribune’s coronavirus case tracker.
Carla Astudillo and Darla Cameron contributed to this report.
The data on people who died in Texas is from the Department of State Health Services
. Demographic data was last reported by the state on March 12. Pressed flower images copyright of Sparrow & Snow via Creative Market. Photos of deceased Texans courtesy of their families.