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Texas COVID-19 Case Notes - October 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 - October 2020

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

10/31

  • 190 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,643).
  • 3 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (54).
  • 111 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (518).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Panola County new confirmed cases (1).
  • The following PHR 2/3 counties are reporting older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and county new confirmed cases: Baylor: 1; Comanche: 4; Ellis:3; Erath: 1; Johnson: 3; Kaufman: 2; Rockwall: 4, and Wilbarger: 2.

10/30

  • PHR 1 is reporting decreases in confirmed cases for several counties due to incorrect case classification of antigen positive cases being classified as confirmed. Those cases have been included in the statewide total but excluded from new confirmed cases: Carson (-4), Collingsworth (-1), Crosby (-7), Deaf Smith (-18), Donley (-13), Floyd (-14), Garza (-3), Hall (-3), Hansford (-25), Hutchinson (-17), Moore (-7), Parmer (-5), and Swisher (-3).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Cass County new confirmed cases (9).
  • 666 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1347).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (71).
  • 149 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (303).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Trinity County new confirmed cases (1).

10/29

  • The Hays County Local Health Department has begun separating confirmed and probable cases, removing 273 probable cases from the county and statewide totals, resulting in a total number of confirmed cases of 6,109.
  • 9 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Comal County new confirmed cases (10).
  • 174 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (741).
  • 486 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,128).

10/28

  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (418).
  • 239 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (854).
  • 33 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (53).
  • 175 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (170).
  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bowie County new confirmed cases (34).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harrison County new confirmed cases (13).

10/27

  • 55 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,390).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (35).
  • 129 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (385).
  • The following counties from PHR 4/5 are reporting older cases recently reported by labs: Bowie: 47; Cass: 1; Houston: 2; Rusk: 1; Shelby: 1.

10/26

  • 118 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1443).
  • 103 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (276).
  • The following counties from PHR 8 are reporting older cases recently reported by labs: Atascosa:9; Dimmit:1; Frio:3; Gillespie:1; Gonzales:1; Guadalupe:24; Karnes:1; Kendall:6; Kerr:2; Kinney:1; Lavaca:4; Wilson:4; Zavala:1.
  • The following counties from PHR 4/5 are reporting older cases recently reported by labs: Bowie: 2; Nacogdoches: 1.

10/25

  • 255 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (517).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (70).
  • 255 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (732).

10/24

  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (531).
  • 75 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,216).
  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (31).
  • 293 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (357).

10/23

  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (350).
  • 269 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (16).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (39).
  • 427 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (280).
  • The following PHR 4/5 counties are reporting older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and county new confirmed cases: Franklin: 8; Harrison: 1; Hopkins: 1; Panola: 1; Titus: 1; Upshur: 1.

10/22

  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (522).
  • 104 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,161).
  • 10 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Franklin County new confirmed cases (7).
  • 9 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (41).
  • 206 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (637).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Hopkins County new confirmed cases (1).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Nacogdoches County new confirmed cases (9).
  • 41 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Walker County new confirmed cases (11).

10/21

  • 55 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (670).
  • 204 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (223).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Shelby County new confirmed cases (2).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Titus County new confirmed cases (4).

10/20

  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Cass County new confirmed cases (4).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (329).
  • 43 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (666).
  • 5 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (28).
  • 98 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (300).
  • 21 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and La Salle County new confirmed cases (0).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Red River County new confirmed cases (3).

10/19

  • 2,196 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bexar County new confirmed cases (90).
  • 13 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (555).
  • 38 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (516).
  • 193 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (219).
  • The following counties from PHR 8 are reporting backlogs: Atascosa:1; Bandera:5; Calhoun:2; Dimmit:1; Gillespie:1; Gonzales:1; Guadalupe:10; Kendall:3; Kerr:1; Lavaca:6; Wilson:2; Zavala:2.

10/18

  • 6 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (593).
  • 7 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (37).
  • 155 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (229).

10/17

  • 15 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Washington County new confirmed cases (4).
  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (108).
  • 24 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (558).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (30).
  • 276 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (318).

10/16

  • 8 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (529).
  • 36 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and El Paso County new confirmed cases (1,555). These El Paso numbers represent two days of newly reported cases as El Paso data was not updated for 10/15.
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (9).
  • 143 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (211).

10/15

  • 11 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (443).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (25).
  • 97 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (646).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Nacogdoches County new confirmed cases (2).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Trinity County new confirmed cases (0).

10/14

  • The Oct. 13 case count was revised to 800,256 total confirmed cases with 5,050 new cases. An error caused the number of cases for Brazoria County to be overrerported by 159.
  • 9 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (597).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (23).
  • 250 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (167).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Panola County new confirmed cases (3).

10/13

  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (101).
  • 79 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (223).

10/12

  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Cass County new confirmed cases (3).
  • 23 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (395).
  • 115 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (420).
  • Public Health Region 8 has identified 122 older cases that were previously unreported. Those cases have been included in the statewide total but excluded from new confirmed cases. Those old cases by county are: Atascosa: 10, Bandera: 2, Calhoun: 5, Dimmit: 1, Frio: 2, Gonzales: 2, Guadalupe: 50, Jackson: 3, Karnes: 2, Kendall: 2, Kerr: 4, Kinney: 2, Lavaca: 29, Wilson: 4, and Zavala: 4.

10/11

  • 5 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (455).
  • 151 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (299).

10/10

  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (141).
  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (415).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (22).
  • 18 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Grayson County new confirmed cases (44).
  • 157 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (248).

10/9

  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (24).
  • 248 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (129).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Shelby County new confirmed cases (3).
  • 133 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Tarrant County new confirmed cases (359).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Titus County new confirmed cases (3).

10/8

  • 4 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (339).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (16).
  • 34 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (191).
  • 9 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Franklin County new confirmed cases (2).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Hopkins County new confirmed cases (9).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Titus County new confirmed cases (1).

10/7

  • 342 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (192).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (24).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Hopkins County new confirmed cases (5).

10/6

  • 256 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (171).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Franklin County new confirmed cases (4).
  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Nacogdoches County new confirmed cases (4).

10/5

  • 324 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Bexar County new confirmed cases (106).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (41).
  • 164 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (453).
  • 296 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (214).
  • Older cases are being reported for several counties in Public Health Region 4/5N after DSHS staff identified 6 cases that had not previously been reported. Those counties are Franklin (1), Hopkins (1), Nacogdoches (1), and Titus (3).
  • Older cases are being reported for several counties in Public Health Region 8 after DSHS staff identified 426 cases that had not previously been reported. Those counties are Atascosa (79), Bandera (17), Calhoun (20), Dimmit (1), Frio (9), Gillespie (12), Gonzales (8), Guadalupe (100), Jackson (19), Karnes (4), Kendall (34), Kerr (17), Kinney (12), Lavaca (26), Real (2), Wilson (54) and Zavala (12).

10/4

  • 11 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (249).
  • 8 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (23).
  • 684 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (380).

10/3

  • 1,202 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Collin County new confirmed cases (192).
  • 20 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (22).
  • 2,438 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (266).

10/2

  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (15).
  • 768 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (81).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Hopkins County new confirmed cases (1).
  • 1 older case recently reported by labs was included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Houston County new confirmed cases (6).
  • 1 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Trinity County new confirmed cases (0).

10/1

  • 10 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Atascosa County new confirmed cases (8).
  • 2 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Dallas County new confirmed cases (247).
  • 3 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Galveston County new confirmed cases (24).
  • 225 older cases recently reported by labs were included in the statewide total but excluded from statewide and Harris County new confirmed cases (141).
  • Public Health Region 4/5N has identified 4 older cases that were previously unreported. Those cases have been included in the statewide total but excluded from new confirmed cases. Those old cases by county are: Bowie: 2, Cass: 2.
  • Public Health Region 8 has identified 56 older cases that were previously unreported. Those cases have been included in the statewide total but excluded from new confirmed cases. Those old cases by county are: Frio 1, Gillespie: 5, Gonzales: 3, Guadalupe: 30, Jackson: 1, Karnes: 1, Kendall: 1, Kerr: 1, Kinney: 1, Lavaca: 4, Wilson: 5, Zavala: 3.

Last updated December 11, 2020