Texas Reports Record Number Of COVID Hospitalizations Weeks After Reopening

Artivia Tahir

Texas sees an increase in coronavirus hospitalizations after the state reopens.

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.

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