Texas appears to break 1-day COVID-19 record with 34,000 cases — confirmed or probable

There were 25,000 confirmed cases, with 9,000 probable cases on Wednesday

Now that we're two days past Labor Day Weekend, the true numbers of those sickened by COVID-19 reared a devastating blow, with more than 34,000 people infected on Wednesday.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said 25,184 people tested positive, more than 9,241 were probable and hospitalizations were on the rise again, with more than 13,500 people admitted.

The combined positive and probable numbers were the most ever recorded in Texas. Texas' record for most confirmed cases was 27,000 on Dec. 29, 2020. This is just the fourth time, with 25,000 cases or more reported on a single day.


Texas reported 286 new fatalities.

In Kerr County, Peterson Health said there were just 15 people who tested positive through their system. However, the number hospitalized at Peterson Regional Medical Center rose to 42 — again.

The Kerrville hospital has treated more than 40 COVID-19 patients every day since Sept. 3, with a high of 46 admitted patients over the Labor Day weekend.

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