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Number of newly reported coronavirus cases decline in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas – The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Texas declined Sunday and the rolling average of cases in the state is down 36.1%.

There were a reported 1,905 new virus cases Sunday, according to the Texas health department, compared to 3,673 new cases on Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Texas dropped during the past two weeks from 6,189.7 per day on March 5 to 3,953.1 daily on March 19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The Johns Hopkins data showed 47,346 deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, since the pandemic began, the third highest death toll in the United States.

The seven-day rolling average of deaths in the state, however, has fallen from 247.1 per day on March 5 to 133.1 on March 19, according to the Johns Hopkins data.