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Texas COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Climbing Again. Is Another Surge On The Horizon?

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Medical workers wearing protective masks and suits treat patients at the pulmonology unit at the hospital in Vannes where patients suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated.

A statewide rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations suggests another surge may be on the way in Texas.

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Texas plateaued in early September at slightly around 3,000, then began climbing again on Sept. 20.

More than 4,200 Texans are now in the hospital with COVID-19.

Texas Health Department spokesman Chris Van Deusen says the state is closely tracking these numbers and — by request — is sending extra health care workers to El Paso, Amarillo and Lubbock, where cases have spiked in recent weeks.

Van Deusen adds that the upward trajectories are “definitely a concern as we head deeper into flu season.”

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Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie