AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials have lowered their total COVID-19 death count slightly. The Department of State Health Services says an automation error in a switch in its counting method erroneously added about 225 fatalities to the total. The state reported 8,800 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and 322 new deaths blamed directly on COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The total caseload since the outbreak started in March is just over 412,000, while the revised total death toll is almost 6,300. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to fall, declining by 299 cases to 9,296 patients hospitalized.
By JILL COLVIN & ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported its highest daily increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday with 8,258, as hospitalizations continued to climb. Texas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is seeking $300 in additional weekly federal unemployment benefits under the president’s executive order, opting against chipping in for a higher amount. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state’s application […]