AUSTIN, Texas – Hospitalizations in Texas due to the coronavirus fell to their lowest level since mid-November on Sunday, according to data released Sunday by state health officials.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 7,146 hospitalizations this Sunday. That’s the lowest level since 7,083 hospitalizations on Nov. 12. Hospitalizations have been steadily declining since mid-January.
There were 130 additional deaths from COVID-19 and more than 4,259 new cases, the department reported.
Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began and more than 42,000 deaths due to COVID-19, the third-highest death count in the United States, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project and Johns University. Hopkins.
The seven-day average of new cases has dropped from nearly 18,980 per day to nearly 5,041, and the average daily deaths have dropped from 305.7 per day to 127.3, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.
Over the past two weeks, the average daily new cases in Texas fell by 13,354, a decrease of 75.9 percent, according to figures from Johns Hopkins.