According to a Houston Chronicle analysis of state data, Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday continued to climb to 7,468, increasing more than 1,300 over the last week.
Monday’s hospitalization total is up from Friday’s report of 7,083. More than 1,000 of the current patients are in El Paso alone.
The statewide case total went from 1,046,546 to 1,072,910, an increase of 19,950 since Friday. That’s an average of 8,788 newly reported cases a day.