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 number of people who died in Texas is from the Department of State Health Services
. This story was updated in late April with a more complete count of the people who had died between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021. The number of deaths reported previously was undercounted by 1,925 because death certificates aren’t reported to the state immediately. The chart showing deaths by age was last updated on March 12 and doesn’t include these 1,925 deaths.
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