The latest amazing sign that things have gotten dramatically worse in Texas with respect to the TEXAS COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time since February of this year, Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases of the virus in a single day on Wednesday.
The Texas Department of Health reported Wednesday with 10,086 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 2,811 new possible cases, and 59 additional deaths from the virus.
In addition, 5,292 Texas people have been hospitalized for the virus, with a total of more than double hospitalizations in recent weeks.
In Dallas County alone, 989 new cases of the virus were reported on Wednesday.
In the south, Travis County currently reports 2,151 active cases of the disease. Currently, 314 people are hospitalized with COVID in the county, and the area is wobbling in Stage 5 of the risk-based guidelines established by the local health sector.
San Antonio-Bexer County currently reports an average of 589 new cases per day for 7 days. A total of 585 people are hospitalized, 76 of whom are on ventilators.
To the west, El Paso currently reports 886 COVID-19 activity cases. The area on Wednesday added 119 new cases, 73 of whom were hospitalized with the virus, 26 of whom were in the ICU.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University currently have a positive test positive rate of 11.51% in Texas and a total of 53,149 deaths from the virus.
The dramatic increase in cases and hospitalizations is due to the proliferation of highly contagious delta mutants. According to health experts, variants such as Delta have emerged unchecked due to the large pockets of under-vaccinated people. Researchers at Georgetown University recently identified five clusters of under-vaccinated counties in the United States. Its largest occupies most of Texas, which stretches almost from the central part of the state to the pan handle.
This is all because students will return to the classroom in the fall semester in just a few weeks. Protective measures have been taken, but an order issued by Governor Greg Abbott prohibits the school district from mandating masks on campus. Many school districts do not offer virtual learning in the fall due to lack of funding for it.
Texas reports 10,086 new COVID cases and 2,811 possible cases
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