Texas virus cases surpass 381,000, 153 new deaths reported

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A man wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks at a restaurant, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared masks or face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state as local officials across the state say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas has surpassed 381,000 and 153 more people have died from the illness caused by the virus. State health officials on Sunday said at least 381,656 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 5,810 confirmed cases since the previous day. The state says 147,511 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state has risen to 5,038.