The Lowest Number of Hospitalization in Texas Due To Covid-19 since Last June

A hospital bed sits empty at CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

A hospital bed sits empty at CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Tyler.

The fewest people with Covid-19 were admitted to the hospital on Saturday since last June.

The number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 has been declining in Texas. Even though 1,600 new cases were reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services which included 21 new fatalities, 1,465 confirmed cases, and 219 probable cases.

The latest data available is from Saturday where it has been reported that only 2,817 people are admitted to state hospitals. This is the smallest number of people that has been admitted to the hospitals since June of last year. From all the Covid tests conducted last week, only about 1 in 20 came positive. 

This record of the lowest cases has occurred after the high number of vaccinations given in the state. According to the data by John Hopkins University, a total of 15% of Texans have been fully vaccinated. At least 27% of Texans have received the first shot according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. The restrictions on vaccination have been lifted since last Monday. Earlier, only people with underlying conditions and older people were eligible for vaccination. But now, everyone above the age of 16 is eligible to receive the vaccination, even though special priority is still being given to vulnerable people with pre-existing conditions. Texas has opted for the strategy of mass vaccination and immunization to battle Covid-19 successfully. 

According to state health officials, Texas is set to receive at least 2.5 million more vaccine doses this week which should decrease this number more.

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