AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases is climbing again in Texas. Data from Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday showed the two-week rolling average of new cases in the state has increased by 500.3 per day, or 10.1%. The state health department on Tuesday reported a little over 4,800 new confirmed or probable cases, bringing the state’s pandemic total to almost 2.7 million, an estimated 128,614 of which are now active. Texas hospitals had 4,702 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the most recent day available, 373 more than on Sunday. The 167 new COVID-19-related fatalities reported Tuesday bring the state’s pandemic death toll to 44,650.
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