Health officials in Texas said the state's 7-day Covid-19 positivity rate has risen to 19.41% -- the highest average since the pandemic began.
The previous high of 17.43% was reported in July, according to data from the state's Department of State Health Services website.
At least 6,959 new coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday and 247 new deaths linked to the virus, health officials said.
There have been 481,483 cases statewide and 134,797 cases remain active. As of Saturday, 8,343 people have died due to the virus, the agency said.
Note: These numbers were released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN's database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and The COVID Tracking Project.