On Tuesday, DSHS reported more than 200 deaths over the last several days. More than 5,500 people have died from COVID-19 since Jan. 1, including 21 from Kerr County.
DSHS said 12 Kerr County residents tested positive. Across Texas, more than 10,000 people tested positive, but other indicators were encouraging. The positivity rate fell to 12%, and hospitalizations continued to fall, with 7,000 people admitted.
Since Dec. 20, more than two million Texans tested positive for COVID-19.
This latest wave — the pandemic's fourth — led to more than 200 people hospitalized at Peterson Regional Medical Center, which has treated an estimated 1,100 people for COVID-19 since March of 2020. Omicron