The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Texas has surged in June. On June 24 the Texas Department of State Health Services reported 4,389 hospitalizations, a new high. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)

From March 4, when the first COVID-19 case was reported in Texas, through much of May, state data shows Texans did an effective job at controlling the spread of the virus.

The effort came at a great cost, as state unemployment numbers swelled into the double digits. But while other states in the U.S. were hit harder and faster by the outbreak of the virus, Texas hospital beds remained open, and staff remained able to treat coronavirus patients. Between April 5 and May 31, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported between 1,100 and 1,700 hospitalizations each day.

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