AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 1,397 new coronavirus cases on Monday, along with 11 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
That brought the total number of Texas cases since tracking of the pandemic began in March to 739,743, with a death toll of 15,533, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported. However, the true number of cases is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
The health department also estimated 67,570 active cases of the virus, including 3,201 current hospital patients.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.