AUSTIN — Daily deaths from coronavirus infections in the official Texas count fell from record levels to the third-biggest total the state recorded
New confirmed cases reported to the state also fell.
State health officials Thursday reported 173 deaths linked to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. That was down from Wednesday's record of 197 deaths and last Friday's previous high of 174. The official total death toll in Texas since outbreak tracking began in early March rose to