The data dash board also shows 21,896 new cases statewide. Harris County leads the state with the most deaths at 6,842.
SEE RELATED STORY: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issues school mask mandate
Due to the surge in COVID cases, Judge Lina Hidalgo has gone against Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide ban on mask mandates and issued an order that requires face coverings to be worn in schools.
The order, issued on Thursday afternoon, states all public and non-religious private schools along with licensed child care centers must follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of masks.
#COVID19TX data disclaimer: Texas is reporting a high number of cases statewide today, 21,896 new cases. 9,005 are from Bexar County, the first update since 8/7.— Texas DSHS (@TexasDSHS) August 14, 2021
DSHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard: https://t.co/uRnXhr9YRH
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