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Texas COVID-19 Case Notes - November 2020

At the time of initial publication by DSHS, all coronavirus data are provisional and subject to change. To document changes and explain data anomalies, DSHS publishes case notes accompanying data updates, when necessary. A listing of all available notes is available on the main Data Notes page

Case Notes - November 2020

DSHS began reporting probable cases on 12/11/2020. Probable cases are not included in the case numbers below.

11/30

  • In addition to 10,699 new cases, DSHS is reporting 139 older cases recently reported by labs: Colorado (6), El Paso (15), Harris (85), Liberty (6), Walker (17), Waller (8), and Wharton (2).

11/29

  • In addition to 6,041 new confirmed cases, DSHS is reporting 163 older confirmed cases recently reported by labs: Austin (3), Bee (2), Colorado (10), Duval (9), Ellis (1), El Paso (32), Galveston (1), Harris (5), Jim Wells (6), Jones (1), Kaufman (1), Kleberg (9), Liberty (10), Matagorda (8), Parker (1), Refugio (1), Starr (4), Stephens (1), Walker (33), Waller (13), Wharton (9), Willacy (2), and Zapata (1).

11/28

  • In addition to 3,954 new cases, DSHS is reporting 70 older cases recently reported by labs: Carson (1), Deaf Smith (1), El Paso (45), Floyd (1), Galveston (4), Gray (3), Harris (3), McCulloch (1), McMullen (2), Moore (3), Parmer (1), Wharton (1), Willacy (3), and Zapata (1).

11/27

  • In addition to 2,473 new cases, DSHS is reporting 1,043 older cases recently reported by labs or, in the case of region 9/10, due to the region fully integrating its historical data into an updated case management system. Counties reporting older cases are: Austin (1), Brewster (115), Coke (31), Crane (85), Crockett (85), Culberson (11), El Paso (12), Glasscock (6), Harris (38), Howard (181), Hudspeth (39), Irion (13), Jeff Davis (8), Kimble (31), Martin (35), Menard (3), Pecos (37), Presidio (25), Reagan (58), Reeves (128), Schleicher (16), Sutton (10), Terrell (9), Upton (36), Ward (26), and Wharton (4).
  • Additionally, PHR 9/10 is reporting decreases in confirmed cases for multiple counties due to deduplication. Those cases have been removed from the statewide cumulative total: Concho (56), Mason (6), McCulloch (20), and Winkler (5).

11/26

  • In addition to 12,423 new cases, DSHS is reporting 213 older cases recently reported by labs: Bailey (1), Bosque (5), Brooks (2), Burleson (1), Burnet (7), Callahan (2), Carson (1), Clay (1), Comanche (2), Cooke (2), Cottle (1), Deaf Smith (2), Ellis (22), Fannin (1), Foard (1), Galveston (2), Gray (2), Hansford (2), Harris (93), Jack (2), Jim Hogg (1), Jim Wells (3), Johnson (6), Jones (1), Kaufman (2), Limestone (1), Palo Pinto (12), Parker (6), Roberts (2), Rockwall (3), San Saba (5), Somervell (5), Victoria (1), Walker (1), Wilbarger (8), Wise (4).

11/25

  • In addition to 14,648 new cases, DSHS is reporting 961 older cases recently reported by labs: Bandera (1), Bee (1), Brewster (1), Burleson (1), Comanche (1), Edwards (1), Fannin (1), Galveston (1), Jack (1), Karnes (1), Kaufman (1), Lavaca (1), Limestone (1), Rockwall (1), Victoria (1), Atascosa (2), Cooke (2), Dimmit (2), Wise (2), Duval (3), Ellis (3), Runnels (3), Zavala (3), Bosque (5), Collin (5), Jim Wells (5), San Saba (5), Kerr (6), Wilbarger (6), Wilson (6), Burnet (7), Parker (7), Palo Pinto (9), Guadalupe (10), Johnson (14), Gillespie (15), El Paso (55), Harris (771).

11/24

  • In addition to 13,998 new cases, DSHS is reporting 394 older cases recently reported by labs: Archer (1), Armstrong (3), Bosque (5), Brewster (1), Burleson (1), Burnet (7), Castro (1), Clay (1), Collin (1), Donley (1), Ellis (44), El Paso (41), Erath (2), Fannin (1), Galveston (3), Gonzales (1), Gray (2), Harris (187), Hood (3), Hutchinson (1), Johnson (20), Kaufman (24), Lamb (1), Limestone (1), Moore (2), Oldham (1), Palo Pinto (2), Parker (3), Rockwall (19), San Saba (5), Sherman (1), Swisher (1), Wilbarger (5), and Wise (2).

11/23

  • In addition to 6,576 new cases, DSHS is reporting 128 older cases recently reported by labs: El Paso (4), Harris (104), Llano (9), Madison (10), and Waller (1).

11/22

  • In addition to 8,554 new cases, DSHS is reporting 197 older cases recently reported by labs: Aransas (8), Bee (41), Brazoria (5), Duval (15), El Paso (45), Harris (79), Jim Wells (1), Matagorda (1), Refugio (1), and Wharton (1).

11/21

  • In addition to 12,597 new cases, DSHS is reporting 229 older cases recently reported by labs: Brazoria (3), Burnet (1), Callahan (1), Clay (2), Deaf Smith (1), Ellis (4), El Paso (55), Erath (1), Fannin (2), Galveston (2), Gonzales (1), Gray (1), Harris (86), Hood (6), Hutchinson (2), Jackson (1), Johnson (24), Jones (2), Kaufman (2), Kendall (2), Kleberg (8), Oldham (1), Palo Pinto (3), Parker (7), Rockwall (1), Runnels (1), Swisher (1), Waller (2), Wilbarger (3), Young (2), Zavala (1).

11/20

  • PHR 1 cumulative and new cases were overreported by 197 (160 older cases and 37 new cases) on Nov. 19. The county and statewide case totals have been corrected.
  • In addition to 11,738 new cases, DSHS is reporting 274 older cases recently reported by labs. Archer (2), Brazoria (3), Clay (1), Coleman (1), Collin (6), Cottle (3), Dimmit (3), Eastland (2), Ellis (7), El Paso (123), Galveston (14), Gray (1), Harris (70), Hood (1), Jim Hogg (4), Johnson (5), Jones (1), Kendall (1), Liberty (3), Parker (1), Throckmorton (1), Wilbarger (13), Young (4), Zavala (4).

11/19

  • 119 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (672).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (66).
  • 49 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (1458).
  • Several counties in the following PHRs are reporting older cases: Region 1: Childress (2), Collingsworth (2), Dallam (1), Deaf Smith (1), and Hall (2). Region 2/3: Archer (1), Clay (1), Collin (1), Comanche (1), Johnson (5), Montague (2), Parker (1), Wise (1), and Young (1). Region 4/5N: Camp (1), Cass (1), Franklin (2), Morris (1), Nacogdoches (1), and Titus (4). Region 6/5S: Matagorda (1) and Wharton (1). Region 11: Brooks (3) and Jim Wells (1).

11/18

  • Loving County cases were overreported by 2 on Nov. 17. The 1 case in Loving County was an older case. The county and statewide case totals for 11/17 have been corrected.
  • 184 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (927).
  • Several counties in the following PHRs are reporting older cases: 

11/17

  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (23).
  • 108 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (994).
  • 659 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (262).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Loving County new confirmed cases (0).
  • The following counties from PHR 1 are reporting older cases: Briscoe (1), Collingsworth (1), Deaf Smith (2), Lipscomb (7), and Moore (3). The following counties from PHR 2/3 are reporting older cases: Clay (1), Eastland (1), Ellis (1), Johnson (3), Rockwall (1), Wilbarger (1), and Wise (1).
  • The following counties from PHR 4/5N are reporting older cases: Morris (1) and Upshur (2). The following counties from PHR 8 are reporting older cases: Atascosa (1), Dimmit (1), Gillespie (1), and Wilson (1).

11/16

  • 83 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,550).
  • 30 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (1,027).
  • The following counties from PHR 1 are reporting older cases: Bailey (1); Childress (1); Cochran (1); Dallam (1); Deaf Smith (5); Donley (1); Floyd (6); Gray (1); Hemphill (3); Hockley (19); Hutchison (17); Lamb (31); Lipscomb (8); Moore (6); Ochiltree (80); Parmer (1); Roberts (1); Sherman (1); Swisher (3); Wheeler (10).
  • PHR 8 submitted a corrected report for 11/14. The original report included newly reported older cases for multiple counties in new case counts.

11/15

  • 121 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (981).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (112).
  • 49 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (624).

11/14

  • McCulloch County new cases were overreported by 108 on Nov. 13. The county and statewide case totals have been corrected.
  • 151 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,512).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (64).
  • 136 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (711).
  • Multiple PHR 2/3 counties reported older cases: Clay (1), Johnson (2), Montague (1), Parker (1), Wilbarger (3). Multiple PHR 8 counties reported older cases: Atascosa (10), Bandera (1), Calhoun (4), Dimmit (9), Frio (6), Gillespie (2), Gonzalez (2), Guadalupe (32), Jackson (1), Kendall (7), Kerr (7), Lavaca (6), Medina (16), Wilson (7), and Zavala (15).

11/13

  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bexar County new confirmed cases (425).
  • 283 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1488).
  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (128).
  • 238 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (843).
  • Several counties in PHR 2/3 are reporting older cases: Archer (2); Clay (2); Collin (1); Ellis (27); Fannin (2); Hardeman (1); Johnson (4); Kaufman (6); Knox (1); Montague (1); Rockwall (6); Wilbarger (14); Wise (2); Young (3).

11/12

  • 344 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (976).
  • 1,764 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (325).
  • 597 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Williamson County new confirmed cases (68).

11/11

  • Brazoria County new cases were overreported by 260 on Nov. 10. The county and statewide case totals have been corrected.
  • 158 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (270).
  • 970 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (863).
  • 5 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (61).
  • 129 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (661).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Nacogdoches County new confirmed cases (2).
  • The following counties from PHR 2/3 are reporting older cases: Archer (2); Clay (11); Ellis (6); Erath (1); Hood (1); Johnson (9); Kaufman (5); Montague (3); Parker (5); Wilbarger (6); and Young (1).

11/10

  • 132 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (493).
  • 201 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1292).
  • 5 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (142).
  • 8 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (108).

11/9

  • 107 older cases recently reported by labs – and 2,363 probable cases that have been reclassified as confirmed cases after additional test results were received – have been included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bexar County new cases (46).
  • 49 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (99).
  • 98 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (899).
  • 136 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (650).
  • The following counties in PHR 8 are reporting older confirmed cases: Atascosa (30), Bandera (5), Calhoun (4), Dimmit (10), Edwards (4), Frio (4), Gillespie (23), Gonzales (1), Guadalupe (48), Jackson (6), Kendall (34), Kerr (7), Kinney (1), Lavaca (8), Real (2), Wilson (20), and Zavala (9).

11/8

  • 138 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1919).
  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (52).
  • 120 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (458).
  • 18 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Liberty County new confirmed cases (7).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Waller County new confirmed cases (5).

11/7

  • 232 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1020).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (43).
  • 100 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (615).

11/6

  • Statewide and El Paso County new cases for Nov. 2-4 have been updated following a correction by El Paso. Some cases that should be been reported Nov. 2 and 3 were instead reported Nov. 4. The correction does not affect the total number of cases reported this week.
  • 123 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1300).
  • 5 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (64).
  • 172 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (635).
  • The following counties in PHR 2/3 are reporting older confirmed cases: Comanche (4); Johnson (4); Montague (1); Parker (3); Somervell (1); and Young (1).
  • The following counties in PHR 4/5 are reporting older confirmed cases: Bowie (6); Harrison (1); and Nacogdoches (3).

11/5

  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bowie County new confirmed cases (43).
  • 154 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1920).
  • 104 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (496).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Houston County new confirmed cases (1).

11/4

  • 438 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1537).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (69).
  • 111 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (447).
  • The following counties in PHR 4/5 are reporting older confirmed cases: Camp (1); Red River (1); and Bowie (3).
  • The following counties in PHR 2/3 are reporting older confirmed cases: Comanche (2); Cooke (1); Ellis (3); Fannin (2); Johnson (4); Kaufman (3); Montague (2); Parker (1); Rockwall (2); Wise (1); and Young (3).

11/3

  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (476).
  • 71 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (409).
  • 196 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1867).
  • Multiple counties in PHR 2/3 are reporting older case recently reported by labs: Comanche (1); Haskell (1); Fannin (1); Wise (1); Ellis (1); Archer (2); Cooke (2); Johnson (2); Parker (3); Erath (4); Kaufman (6); and Wilbarger (5).
  • Multiple counties in PHR 4/5 are reporting older case recently reported by labs: Nacogdoches (1); Shelby (2); and Trinity (1).

11/2

  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (700).
  • 280 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1923).
  • 136 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (365).

11/1

  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (112).
  • 83 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1146).
  • 64 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (629).


Last updated December 11, 2020