Coronavirus Update: November 17th, 2020

By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as of November 17th, 11:30 a.m. CT  

  • In Texas, 9,371,443 people have been tested, resulting in 1,027,889 cases and 19,579 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There are an estimated 135,231 active cases in our state, and an estimated 875,521 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.  
    • Tarrant County has at least 72,809 confirmed cases, the fourth-highest number of cases among Texas counties; Parker County has 3,015 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 1,208.
  • In the United States, there are at least 10,984,398 cases and 245,470 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
Need to Know:
  • Now more than ever, do your part for a healthy Texas and a healthy holiday season. Texas is in a serious fight with the coronavirus. Last week, our state officially surpassed 1 million confirmed cases, while case counts in Tarrant County continue to reach daily records. These large numbers don’t reflect just how many lives have been seriously affected by the pandemic, so listen to local leaders like Tarrant County Judge Glenn Whitely when they urge you to do your part to slow the spread, especially as Thanksgiving approaches. Thanksgiving gatherings can increase your chances of getting or spreading the coronavirus, so be sure to follow these recommendations from the CDC to make your celebration safer.
  • More cases mean more opportunities to help—participate in a major Dallas-Fort Worth coronavirus study. As our metroplex faces increased coronavirus case counts amid the start of flu season, a major coronavirus study by UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources is expanding to offer more Dallas-Fort Worth area residents the chance to participate. Participation in the study, which seeks to reveal how widely the virus has spread and why some communities are harder hit, is free and includes free testing for active and past infections. The researchers are seeking 40,000 new participants. Visit to learn more and participate in the study. 
  • Fort Worth and Tarrant County announce the schedule for free coronavirus tests through the holidays. The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County have announced that they will continue to offer free coronavirus saliva testing through the holidays, until January 8th, 2021. Click here to view times and locations.