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The Texas Department of State Health Services tracks COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, vaccine allocations and uptake, and more.

COVID-19 data dashboards can be accessed from the menu options to the right.
Accessible version (Excel) | Texas COVID-19 Data Additional Datasets
All data are provisional and subject to change.

DSHS has additional information on COVID-19 for the public, health care professionals, health departments and labs at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

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Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Information – Nov. 3, 2021

Texas vaccine providers will receive more than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine through the next week. DSHS recommends making an appointment or checking with the provider before going to get vaccinated.

There are approximately 2.9 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 in Texas. More vaccine is expected to be delivered in coming weeks.

News Release 
DSHS’s Guidance for Vaccine Providers
Pediatric Vaccine Provider Allocation List

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COVID-19 Variants

DSHS has launched a new Variants and Genomic Surveillance dashboard for SARS-CoV-2, replacing the variant count table previously located on this page. You can view the platform at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/variants-data. The new platform is similar in style and content to the CDC’s variant dashboard, and the data shown is collected by the CDC’s national SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance program. The dashboard’s data will be updated weekly.

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) – Nov. 4, 2021

DSHS has confirmed 282 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. MIS-C is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. The condition causes different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. The cause of MIS-C has not been determined. However, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been around someone with COVID-19. 

Parents and caregivers should contact their child's health care provider if a child shows symptoms of MIS-C. Providers should report suspected cases to their public health department.

While the cause of MIS-C has not been identified, the best way to protect your children against the condition is to take precautions to prevent anyone in your household from getting COVID-19.

MIS-C at a glance:

  • Age range: 1 month-18 years old (median: 9 years old)
  • Sex: 182 Male (65%), 100 Female (35%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: 151 Hispanic (54%), 63 Black (22%), 50 White (18%), 7 Asian (2%), 11 Unknown (4%)
  • Onset date range (fever): 4/5/20 – 10/16/21
  • Hospital and ICU admission: 282 Hospitalized (100%), 187 ICU admission (66%)
  • Outcome: 247 Discharged (88%), 1 Died ( <1%), 34 Unknown/Lost to Follow-Up (12%)

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
    Public Health Region Number of Cases
    1 (Panhandle) 9
    2/3 (North Texas) 126
    4/5N (East Texas) 7
    6/5S (Southeast Texas) 53
    7 (Central Texas) 32
    8 (South Texas) 6
    9/10 (West Texas) 1
    11 (Rio Grande Valley) 48
    Total 282

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    Last updated December 3, 2021