Texas reports 52 more virus deaths, hospitalizations fall

Generic image of a hospital bed.
Generic image of a hospital bed. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas reported 52 more deaths Tuesday from the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said the state's COVID-19 deaths now total 40,645. The state's confirmed and probable coronavirus cases rose by 3,735 to 2,567,297, an estimated 250,233 of which are active. Of those, 7,661 required hospitalization as of Monday, the most recent total made available by the state. That was down from 7,824 the day before and continued a downward trend.

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Texas has fallen by 11,391, a decrease of 55.7%, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.