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Texas saw nearly 2,000 more COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths on Sunday

Medical staff of the National Health Organization (EODY) conduct tests for the new coronavirus on the Aegean Sea island of Folegandros, Greece, on Monday, May 25, 2020. EODY and the non-for-profit Organization Symplefsi, organized a two-day mission to perform COVID-19 tests including vulnerable residents on four remote Greek islands. Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Medical staff of the National Health Organization (EODY) conduct tests for the new coronavirus on the Aegean Sea island of Folegandros, Greece, on Monday, May 25, 2020. EODY and the non-for-profit Organization Symplefsi, organized a two-day mission to perform COVID-19 tests including vulnerable residents on four remote Greek islands. Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

AUSTIN, Texas – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas rose by nearly 2,000 Sunday and there were another 24 deaths tied to the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to health officials.

There were at least 64,287 cases and 1,949 deaths, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported Sunday, an increase from 62,338 cases and 1,648 deaths reported Saturday.

The true numbers are likely higher, however, because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

The department also estimated there were 20,192 active cases and that 42,423 people have recovered.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.