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COVID-19 report for Tuesday, July 21
By Allen Rich
Jul 22, 2020
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Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 report

Austin, Texas -- Texas reported 9,305 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 130 deaths related to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, according to Tuesday's data release by Texas Department of State Health Services. Lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients currently in Texas hospitals climbed to an all-time high of 10,848 on Tuesday and the seven-day positivity rate inched up to 15.05%.

Statewide, there are 11,461 available hospital beds and 1,088 available ICU beds.

Texas has confirmed a total of 351,739 cases of COVID-19, with an estimated 186,529 recoveries and 4,151 fatalities related to the novel coronavirus. The state has 151,059 active cases, a slight increase of 516 active cases during the past 24 hours.

Harris County turned in 1,326 new cases and nine fatalities related to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.

Dallas County reported 1,026 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state's latest daily data release, the county's 18th consecutive day to log more than 1,000 new cases.

Numbers continue to decline in Tarrant County where 385 new cases were turned in Tuesday.

Denton County is experiencing an uptick with 130 newly confirmed cases during the past 24 hours, while next door in Collin County, 82 new cases were reported Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Cooke County was notified of 33 new cases, Grayson County and Lamar County both reported 13 new cases and Fannin County had 10 new cases.