Texas reports new COVID-19 hospitalization records – tech2.org

Texas reports new COVID-19 hospitalization records

DALLAS – Texas set a new record for hospitalization on Sunday with COVID-19, as the state’s medical resources continued to press on after holiday trips and ceremonies in the novel coronovirus-caused illness.

State health officials reported 12,563 COVID-19 patients at hospitals in Texas, an increase of more than 240 since Saturday. It was the sixth time in seven days that the state reported a record-breaking hospitalization.

According to the Texas State Department of Health Services, intensive care units were full or nearly full Sundays in many parts of the state.

The department registered 14,535 new confirmed cases, 1,510 more probable cases and 50 fatal cases on COVID-19 Sunday. The actual number of cases is believed to be much higher because many people have not been tested and some who are ill do not show symptoms.

In the past seven days, nearly one in five coronavirus tests in Texas have turned positive, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

For most people, coronovirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, viruses can cause serious illness and be fatal.

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