×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Coronavirus | delta | variant | texas | coronavirus

Delta Variant Behind Jump in Hospital Admissions Among Texans Under 50

Delta Variant Behind Jump in Hospital Admissions Among Texans Under 50

(Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 27 August 2021 07:10 PM

The highly contagious delta variant has driven hospitalizations among Texans under the age of 50 past last winter's peak, spiking 14 percentage points, according to data released Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services, The Texas Tribune reports.

As of Aug. 22, adults ages 30 to 49 account for about 29% of coronavirus hospitalizations in the state, compared with 15% on Jan. 11.

Additionally, hospital admissions among adults ages 18 to 29 increased from 5% to just 7%, while the percentage of children admitted increased by 1 percentage point.

''We are seeing certainly younger patients hospitalized and younger patients on ventilators where we haven't seen that before,'' Dr. Ron Cook, chief health officer at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, told the news outlet.

People who are infected with the highly contagious delta variant are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who are infected with the alpha variant, according to a large new British study.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
The highly contagious delta variant has driven hospitalizations among Texans under the age of 50 past last winter's peak, spiking 14 percentage points, according to data released Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services, The Texas Tribune reports. ...
delta, variant, texas, coronavirus
161
2021-10-27
Friday, 27 August 2021 07:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
Find Your Condition
TOP

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved