Texas has surpassed another staggering COVID milestone. State health officials confirmed that the number of Texans who’ve died of COVID-19 went over 25,000 this weekend. The grim milestone was reached when the state recorded the deaths of 272 Texans on Saturday alone.
In addition, the state says nearly 9,800 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, a nearly 23 percent increase over the last month, and the direct result of new infections that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Rio Grande Valley is also seeing an increase in coronavirus cases, a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, and daily deaths in the double digits. Since the virus was first confirmed here in mid-March, 3,571 Valley residents have succumbed to the disease. Hidalgo County continues to have the second highest death rate in the state, Cameron County the seventh highest. d