Texas ‘shows signs of increased spread of COVID’

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The Texas Department of State Health Services posted an update on Twitter on Wednesday to highlight the latest COVID-19 data in the Lone Star State.

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On Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services posted an update on Twitter to highlight the latest data on COVID-19. In the post, TxDSHS said Texas is “showing signs of increasing COVID spread,” noting that the seven-day average for new COVID cases is “now on the rise and the positivity rate is again above 5%”.

The tweet also included a graph detailing recent averages related to new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. From April 4 to 20, the seven-day average includes 1,240 new confirmed cases and 1,307 new cases from April 21 to 27. The seven-day average of hospitalizations for COVID-19 is 787 for the week of April 14-20 and 780 for the week of April 21-27.

The seven-day average of deaths is 15 for the week of April 14-20 and 14 for the week of April 21-27.

The Interactive TxDSHS and Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard lists the number of daily new cases at 1,600 with 891 probable cases and 16 deaths reported. According to the dashboard, there have been 5.5 million confirmed cases in Texas.


In the United States, more than 196 million people aged 18 or older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and about half of fully vaccinated people in this age group (49.2%) have received their first dose. reminder, according to CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker.

In a second post on the thread, TxDSHS urged people to “get fully vaccinated and fortified for the best protection against serious illness with COVID-19.”

“Now is a great time to get your shots easily at a pharmacy, doctor, or health clinic near you,” the post continues.

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