Texas' count of coronavirus deaths jumps 12% after officials change the way they tally COVID-19 fatalities

Nurses look over the X-rays of coronavirus patients in the COVID-19 unit at the DHR Health Center in Edinburg. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

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After months of undercounting coronavirus deaths, Texas’ formal tally of COVID-19 fatalities grew by more than 600 on Monday after state health officials changed their method of reporting.

The revised count indicates that more than 12% of the state’s death tally was previously unreported by state health officials before Monday.