Hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Texas hover under 3,000

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange) — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH)

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Texas has been hovering under 3,000 so far this month — the lowest levels since last June, according to data from the state.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday that there were 2,823 people with the coronavirus hospitalized on Sunday, the most recent day data was available.

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Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Texas has decreased by 481, a decrease of 12%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

State officials reported eight new COVID-19 deaths on Monday.

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According to data from Johns Hopkins, Texas has had 49,225 COVID-19 related deaths so far, the third highest death count in the U.S.

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