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.