Texas reported fewer coronavirus cases on Wednesday with 8,706 new infections, down 461 from Tuesday and down 336 from a week ago, according to numbers released by the Texas' health department.
The positivity rate on Tuesday, 15.58%, jumped nearly two percentage points from Monday and is up more than three percentage points from a week ago. The positivity rate and testing data in Texas is reported one day behind new cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
More details: Newly reported deaths remain high, with 235 reported Wednesday, and hospitalizations continue to drop compared to last week.
The state reported 8,445 hospitalizations, down 219 from Tuesday and down 1,140 from a week ago.