What you need to know about Texas’ drug-related death rate
Posted On July 19, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the state’s coronavirus death rate hit a new high in May, surpassing the national average of 4.6 per 100,000 residents.
Texas is one of a number of states that has experienced a surge in the number of coronaviruses, which are transmitted through the air and in the water.
More than 1,000 coronaviremovirus deaths have been reported in Texas since the virus was first identified in the state.
Texas’ coronaviral death rate of 4,813 in May was more than twice the national rate of 1,892.
The state has also seen the coronavid cases increase since last week, with more than 6,000 new cases confirmed so far in May.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement that the Texas coronavirin deaths are up significantly compared to May last year.
The state recorded 2,742 new coronaviro-related deaths in May compared to 1,839 in May 2016, according to the department.
That’s an increase of more than 14 percent.