SAN ANTONIO – The state’s tally of Texans hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June.
A total of 4,907 patients remain in hospitals as of Tuesday — an encouraging trend downward following a surge in July. During that month, the Texas Department of State Health reported hospitalizations had surpassed 10,000.
The state reported 181 additional deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11,576. About 466,550 people in Texas have recovered from the virus.
In Bexar County hospitals, 458 were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday. Local officials confirmed 124 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and 16 more deaths that occurred between July 21 and Aug. 18.
More than 385,000 residents were told to flee Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and more than 1,450 evacuees have arrived in San Antonio.
According to the San Antonio Fire Department, more are expected on Wednesday.