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Update: It appears I missed Denton County, which is reporting 1,016, while the state is reporting 989.

The middle column of what the state is reporting is information from the TDCJ website, if the counties are not including those numbers in their case count (many aren’t), the department of health and human services is not reporting on them at all.

The total case count should be 46,682.

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I have been pouring over Texas’ coronavirus cases obsessively over the last few weeks. While, we all have assumed they were under reporting coronavirus cases, we didn’t know by how much.

Yesterday, I wrote about how Texas is delaying updating their coronavirus cases dashboard by a full 24 hours. Over the last few weeks, I covered how Texas is not reporting ALL of the positive coronavirus cases in the prisons, they aren’t even reporting on half.

Right now, the state of Texas is reporting 43,851 cases. They are not counting the cases in the prison separately. Instead, they are leaving it up to each county on whether or not they would like to report them. Then, if the county reports them, they might be counted.

You can go to the TDCJ website and see they are reporting 1,798 cases, but they are only telling the public where 1,078 are located. The other 720? They could be anywhere.

Counties are mostly updating their coronavirus cases on their websites and social media in the afternoons. Then, a full 24 hours later, Texas posts those numbers on their dashboard…maybe.

By doing it this way and by not counting all of the prison cases, Texas is intentionally keeping their numbers artificially low.

Here is the proof.

I absolutely believe in showing your work, so you can see how I came to this number below. I had to wait until the evening, when I knew the counties and state had all been updated, (also I had to wait for the family to go to sleep).

Where I was able to find each county reporting their numbers, I linked it. You can go to each link to see for yourself.

A few things I noticed. Several rural counties with lower case counts haven’t updated their numbers since Monday or Tuesday of this week, and the state is STILL reporting less than what the county is reporting.

Many rural counties do not have their own health department, so they are relying on the state to tell them how many infections are in their own county. Knowing Texas is already covering up over 2,800 known positives, it is hard to trust their word on how many cases there are in the counties who get the information from them.

Below, if there is a ?, then that means I was unable to find any reporting on case count on a county level at all. We just have to take the state’s word for those.

The prisons are listed in purple, and have links back to the TDCJ website where I found these numbers.

The differences, the number the state isn’t reporting on for each county is in red. It totals 2,831. After looking at all of this all night, I would say that is an “at least” number.

Why can’t the state report accurately?

I am one person. It took me several hours, but most of that was just looking for and linking the information. It is perplexing that a government organization with thousands of employees can’t get this same information quicker, more efficiently, and accurately.

CountyCases County is Reporting Cases State is Reporting Difference
Anderson52511
TDCJ Inmates0122122
Andrews22220
Angelina13111912
TDCJ Inmates000
Aransas?30
Archer000
Armstrong?20
Atascosa27270
Austin?160
Bailey?30
Bandera?60
Bastrop*1201250
Baylor000
Bee660
TDCJ Inmates011
Bell**2312370
Bexar2,0411,97665
TDCJ Inmates011
Blanco19613
Borden000
Bosque761
Bowie1111200
TDCJ Inmates03939
Brazoria7127102
TDCJ Inmates243/12857314
Brazos**3013010
TDCJ Inmates000
Brewster110
Briscoe110
Brooks110
Brown51510
TDCJ Inmates000
Burleson**16170
Burnet?280
TDCJ Inmates000
Caldwell33330
TDCJ Inmates000
Calhoun37361
Callahan?80
Cameron***5695690
Camp?130
Carson?30
Cass20173
Castro?250
Chambers52502
Cherokee30273
TDCJ Inmates000
Childress?20
TDCJ Inmates000
Clay?30
Cochran110
Coke?10
Coleman?20
Collin99397815
Collingsworth?40
Colorado****18180
Comal68680
Comanche431
Concho?10
Cooke?130
Coryell2202200
TDCJ Inmates1528270
Cottle?40
Crane?20
Crockett?00
Crosby?20
Culberson?00
Dallam?190
Dallas6,8376,602235
TDCJ Inmates(included)190
Dawson36324
TDCJ Inmates000
Deaf Smith1189325
Delta?10
DeWitt17170
Dickens?10
Dimmit?10
Donley?250
Duvall?50
TDCJ Inmates000
Eastland?40
Ector1031021
Edwards?00
Ellis25923623
El Paso1,6071,456151
TDCJ Inmates(included)340
Erath?150
Falls660
TDCJ Inmates000
Fannin?240
TDCJ Inmates?00
Fayette27280
Fisher?00
Floyd?40
Foard?00
Fort Bend1,4711,45219
TDCJ Inmates(included)320
Franklin?40
Freestone?80
TDCJ Inmates?10
Frio?340
TDCJ Inmates?00
Gains?40
Galveston6936912
TDCJ Inmates05151
Garza?40
Gillespie?40
Glasscock?100
Goliad?70
Gonzales73703
Gray877710
TDCJ Inmates(included)80
Grayson1291227
Gregg14813810
Grimes56560
TDCJ Inmates(included)110
Guadalupe1011010
Hale*****42411
TDCJ Inmates000
Hall?00
Hamilton670
Hansford?150
Hardeman?00
Hardin1161160
Harris8,8178,621196
Harrison1951950
Hartley?90
TDCJ Inmates000
Haskell?00
Hays2192172
TDCJ Inmates000
Hemphill?10
Henderson48471
Hidalgo4174098
TDCJ Inmates000
Hill110
Hockley?220
Hood?220
Hopkins?80
Houston33710
TDCJ Inmates05050
Howard?60
Hudspeth?00
Hunt66588
Hutchinson25250
Irion?00
Jack?40
TDCJ Inmates000
Jackson14150
Jasper?190
TDCJ Inmates000
Jeff Davis?00
Jefferson3463960
TDCJ Inmates04747
Jim Hogg?30
Jim Wells?70
Johnson?1170
TDCJ Inmates000
Jones?1100
Karnes?40
TDCJ Inmates000
Kaufman1381371
Kendall20200
Kenedy?00
Kent?00
Kerr9100
Kimble?10
King?00
Kinney?00
Kleberg?110
Knox110
Lamar?1050
Lamb?100
Lampasas?80
La Salle?40
TDCJ Inmates000
Lavaca770
Lee?60
Leon?90
Liberty?720
TDCJ Inmates000
Limestone?150
Lipscomb?20
Live Oak?50
Llano?30
Loving?00
Lubbock6146077
TDCJ Inmates(included)190
Lynn550
McColloch?30
McLennan96960
McMullen?00
Madison?40
TDCJ Inmates000
Marion?150
Martin?30
Mason30282
Matagorda65623
Maverick57525
Medina48471
TDCJ Inmates22121
Menard?00
Midland1161151
Milam23221
Mills000
Mitchell010
Montague?90
Montgomery77375815
Moore5355341
Morris10100
Motley1120
Nacogdoches2262270
Navarro37370
Newton?40
Nolan020
Neuces20918726
Ochiltree29227
Oldham330
Orange?840
Palo Pinto?90
Panola155 1550
Parker56560
Parmer21230
Pecos?200
TDCJ Inmates011
Polk46460
TDCJ Inmates000
Potter1,4621,42141
TDCJ Inmates05959
Presidio?00
Rains?20
Randall47744433
Reagan?00
Real?00
Red River?330
Reeves?10
Refugio?00
Roberts220
Robertson660
TDCJ Inmates0104104
Rockwall13812315
Runnels?20
Rusk41401
TDCJ Inmates000
Sabine?30
San Augustine?220
San Jacinto1120
San Patricio25232
San Saba?00
TDCJ Inmates000
Schleicher?00
Scurry?20
TDCJ Inmates000
Shackleford110
Shelby1671670
Sherman23230
Smith1891863
Somervell?00
Starr16142
Stephens220
TDCJ Inmates000
Sterling?00
Stonewall?00
Sutton?00
Swisher13130
Tarrant4,2114,076135
Taylor2152141
Terrell?00
Terry12120
Throckmorton?00
Titus79745
Tom Green845925
Travis2,3452,28857
Trinity?110
Tyler?70
TDCJ Inmates000
Upshur?170
Upton?00
Uvalde761
Val Verde14131
Van Zandt?220
Victoria1561540
Walker37436311
TDCJ Inmates2372458
Waller37370
Ward?00
Washington1791754
Webb4514456
Wharton42420
Wheeler15141
Wichita78771
TDCJ Inmates000
Wilbarger321
Willacy?00
Williamson44242418
Wilson36360
Winkler?30
Wise30360
TDCJ Inmates000
Wood17152
TDCJ Inmates000
Yoakum220
Young743
Zapata770
Zavala890
TDCJ Inmates DeadLocation Unknown30
TDCJ Inmates ReleasedLocation Unknown4
TDCJ Inmates RecoveredLocation Unknown451
TDCJ Inmates at Unknown FacilitiesLocation Unknown238

*Bastrop County’s Dashboard states they get their numbers directly from the state, so even though it’s behind what the state is reporting, they aren’t reporting their own numbers, anyway.

**Bell, Brazos, Burleson, and Falls County’s numbers were updated at 7:30 am, so they are also behind by at least a day. The state is reporting a higher number, so it’s unclear if these are Bell County’s own numbers or they received them yesterday from the state, as Bastrop did.

***Cameron County is reporting their cases at 8:00 am in the morning, so their numbers will also be a day behind.

****Colorado County is also getting its numbers from the state. These smaller counties don’t have the resources to have their own in-house health department. It makes no sense that cases aren’t reported directly to the county judge when they are found out.

What’s happening in these rural areas is testing centers and hospitals are reporting these cases to state and then the state is reporting them to the county judge. The county judge is then informing the citizens of the county about how many cases the state told them there were.

There are several counties that say on their websites and social media accounts that they are getting their numbers from the state. But some rural counties are not reporting if they are getting them from the state or locally. It’s one big clusterfuck.

*****Hale County hasn’t updated their dashboard since Wednesday and the state is still reporting less.

******Brazoria is saying they have 243 cases in their local prisons which they are counting, and 128 more which they have there, but aren’t counting. (Anderson County was supposed to count them as theirs) However, the TDCJ is only counting 57 in that county.

Abbott is still planning on following through with phase 2 on Monday.

Despite the fact that our positive cases reached an all time high yesterday, even though Texas is under reporting coronavirus cases, Abbott still wants to move forward with his plan.

It’s stupid and irresponsible.

Call your congressman!

Demand transparency. It doesn’t matter if they are a Republican or a Democrat they work for us, the people. Tell them the under reporting of coronavirus cases must end.

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