Texas reports 3,223 new coronavirus cases, 112 more deaths

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) — Texas health officials report 3,223 new coronavirus cases and 112 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday reported 752,501 coronavirus cases and 15,823 deaths. 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 69,597 active cases of the virus, including 3,190 current hospital patients.