Texas hospitalizations fall, still more than 13,000

For 21 consecutive days, Texas has had more than 13,000 hospitalized.

If there is any bit of good news coming from the Texas Department of State Health Services, it's that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 fell its lowest level in two weeks.

On Saturday, a day when Texas reported 13,000 new cases, there were 13,285 hospitalized across the state, including more than 1,100 in the San Antonio-area hospitals — a total that includes Peterson Regional Medical Center.

Texas has now had 21 consecutive days of more than 13,000 hospitalized — the most since the start of the pandemic.


Texas reported 357 deaths. The positivity rate, something that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continually holds up as a sign of progress, crept up to nearly 17% — the highest it's been since Aug. 20.

DSHS reported that Kerr County had more than 236 active cases. It's unclear the accuracy of the county because of the state's frequent lag in reporting.

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