According to John Hopkins Univesity, Texas has reached 50,037 coronavirus-related deaths over this 14-month pandemic.
That places Texas as the third state with more COVID-19 deaths.
Researchers said the rolling two-week average of new cases continues to decline, with a 480-case decrease in the average number of daily cases as of Wednesday. That is a 13% decrease.
Health experts remind hopeful with reports that almost 38% of the Texas population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 26% were fully vaccinated.