TEXAS — Texas continues to report a staggering number of new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalization.
On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Health reported 61,113 new confirmed cases of the virus and a total of 75,817 14,704 new possible cases.
This does not include home-based positive tests that have not been reported to health authorities.
The state also reported another 136 deaths from the disease.
Currently, a total of 11,571 Texas people are hospitalized for the virus, of which 2,204 are in the intensive care unit and 1,127 are on ventilator.
Currently, a total of 429 pediatric patients are admitted to COVID in Texas. The state is down to a pediatric ICU bed with 131 staff.
Texas has added a total of 2,004 hospitalizations in 24 hours since the last update.
In northern Texas, some school districts are closing campuses to curb the spread of Omicron-fueled illnesses.
Boyd ISD and Kemp ISD announced on Wednesday that the school will be closed for the next few days.
If the Associated Press on Wednesday reports good news that Omicron is seeing signs that it has peaked in the UK and may soon peak in the US, if it turns out to be true, Cases can begin to decline dramatically.
Reason: This variant is so contagious that there may be a shortage of infected people only one and a half months after it was first detected in South Africa.
Ali Mokudad, a professor of health metric science at the University of Washington in Seattle, said:
At the same time, experts warn that much is still uncertain about how the next phase of the pandemic will unfold. The stagnation and decline of both countries are not occurring everywhere at the same time or at the same pace. And even if the drop-off passes, the misery of weeks or months is still ahead for patients and overwhelming hospitals.
“Many people are still infected when we go down the back slope,” said Lauren Ancel Meyers, director of the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, with reported cases peaking within a week. I expect to reach it.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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