New Texas COVID-19 cases just short of norm; deaths top norm

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(AP GraphicsBank)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Newly reported COVID-19 cases in Texas have fallen just short of the state average for the past seven days.

However, the state’s daily COVID-19 death toll was significantly above average.

About 3,200 new cases, plus 273 cases previously unreported, fell two cases short of the state’s rolling seven-day average calculated by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

But the state’s 83 new COVID-19 deaths reported Friday in Texas were well above the 61-death seven-day rolling average.

The state estimated almost 65,000 active COVID-19 cases Friday.

More than 2,900 COVID-19 sufferers were hospitalized in Texas on Thursday, the most recent total available.

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