North Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations drop by nearly 1,000 in one week

There continues to be a dramatic drop in the number of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals.

There are 2,439 patients with COVID-19 in the North Texas hospital region as of Monday, February 7.

That number is down by nearly 1,000 patients from last Monday, when the figure was 3,425.

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"We are glad to see decreasing hospitalizations and will monitor this activity daily," said Stephen Love, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.

The overall total is about 1,700 fewer than the high of 4,171 reached during the omicron surge on January 20.