COVID-19: Texas hospitals are nearly filling up at the height of the pandemic

Texas coronavirus hospital stays were nearing a peak in line with the summer surge, although health officials warned of holiday gatherings and travel would likely continue to spread the virus and put pressure on people. Health services. The state health department reported 10,868 hospitalized patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state for Christmas, less than 30 off the record set in July. Intensive care units in several areas of Texas were full or nearly full, according to the Texas Department of Health. Texas reported 200 more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday. There were 3,123 new confirmed cases of the virus and another 973 probable cases, according to the Health Department.