Back in July, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, one month after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was some rise in hospitalizations.
Now over a month later, we’ll have another look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of August 21, 2021.
Hospitalizations did go up and almost reached peak level, but seem to be going down already. This seems to be due to the Delta-Variant of the virus, and also led to some hospitals running out of ICU beds, as the Texas Tribune writes.
There are still no state-wide restrictions being re-introduced, and we’ll have to see how this situation develops.