Texas Reports Record Number Of COVID Hospitalizations Weeks After Reopening
Texas is seeing a record number of hospitalizations related to Covid-19 weeks after the state began reopening, according to The Hill.
- The Texas Department of Health reported 1,935 patients currently hospitalized on Monday, which surpasses the record of 1,888 at the state’s previous peak on May 5.
- Even with the increase in cases, Texas reports having more than 1,600 open ICU beds as well as more than 5,800 available ventilators.
The stay-at-home order was lifted on May 1 as Texas Governor Abbott took the lead as one of the firsts to open his state amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly every state has opened up to some extent since.
- Johns Hopkins University has reported an increase in cases across the nation following Memorial Day weekend.
- Health experts also warn that there might be an increase in cases after the two weeks of protests after the death of George Floyd.