Texas coronavirus deaths surpass 11,000

AUSTIN, Texas — More than 11,000 people have died of coronavirus-related causes in Texas, according to state data released Friday. That comes just four days after state health officials reported 10,000 fatalities statewide.The 258 new fatalities reported Friday, which brought the statewide death toll to 11,051, occurred up to 10 days prior to when they were reported because state officials are now using death certificates to tally COVID-19 fatalities.Only New York, New Jersey and California rank above Texas in COVID-19 deaths.The Texas Department of State Health Services also reported 4,651 ne...


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