As Texas continues to struggle to contain COVID-19, the state reported on Wednesday a record 10,791 new coronavirus cases and a record 110 new deaths.
Texas has reported more than 280,000 cases and 3,400 deaths, according to state data. It’s estimated that more than 140,000 people have recovered. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for testing is at 16.81%.
Wednesday was the second day in a row that the state reported a record number of new cases. On Tuesday, it reported 10,745 new cases. Hospitalizations went down to 10,471 after a record 10,569 were reported Tuesday.
On the same day, both Tarrant and Dallas counties recorded worrisome numbers. Tarrant County reported a record 857 new coronavirus cases while Dallas County reported at least 1,000 new cases for the 13th consecutive day. The county also reported eight new deaths.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said this could be one of the deadliest weeks in the county since the pandemic began.
About a month ago, there were 2,153 hospitalizations in the state. Experts have attributed the surge in hospitalizations in part to gatherings and holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day.
COVID-19 patients occupy about 19% of all beds. The state has 5,059 ventilators available.