Updated: Mar 18, 2022
The number of students who tested positive for that week is more than double the previous record high set the week ending Sept. 5.
DALLAS — Quick glance at state numbers
Daily New Cases: 30,892
Daily New Deaths: 225
Current Hospitalizations: 13,023
Public schools logged more than 110,000 COVID cases in 1 week
Public schools in Texas reported more than 110,000 COVID cases in one week. However, the actual number of COVID cases may be higher; the health department says hundreds of districts across the state aren't sending reports.
Data available from the week ending Jan. 16 shows more than 87,000 students and more than 23,000 staff tested positive for the virus.
The number of students who tested positive for that week is more than double the previous record high of more than 43,500 cases, set the week ending Sept. 5.
Data from the week ending in Jan. 23 shows a combined more than 77,000 students and staff tested positive for the virus, down from the previous week. Several school districts closed campuses to students and staff for several days between Jan. 16 and Jan. 23.
According to data, there have been 190,013 student cases reported in the first three weeks of school after winter break (Jan. 2-Jan. 23):
Jan. 2: 2,132 cases
Jan. 9: 41,263 cases
Jan. 16: 87,268 cases
Jan. 23: 61,482 cases
Hospitalizations for Region E
Health officials with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council say they are "optimistic" that hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area E, which serves much of North Texas, are leveling off.
In its report Friday, officials said they are seeing a downward trend in adult COVID hospitalizations, pointing to the decrease in hospitalizations from more than 4,100 last week, to the roughly 3,600 reported Friday.
Officials said they're also seeing a plateau in pediatric hospitalizations, too.
Current number of adult patients with COVID: 3,633, a 222 decrease from the day before.
COVID patients account for nearly a quarter (25%) of available bed capacity
Current staffed adult ICU beds available: 54
Current number of pediatric hospitalizations: 137, a decrease of six from the day before.