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

April 12, 2021 GMT
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Marcela Alejandre, with La Union del Pueblo Entero,or LUPE, helps Nereida Garcia of Mercedes, Texas, with information on the COVID-19 vaccination clinic for farmworkers at the Pharr Events Center on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Pharr, Texas. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)
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Marcela Alejandre, with La Union del Pueblo Entero,or LUPE, helps Nereida Garcia of Mercedes, Texas, with information on the COVID-19 vaccination clinic for farmworkers at the Pharr Events Center on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Pharr, Texas. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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.

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. 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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About 32% of the population in Texas has received at least one dose a vaccine for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 20% of Texas residents have have completed their vaccination.