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Coronavirus in Texas

What you need to know about the latest COVID-19 surge and how to stay safe

COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious delta variant has become dominant. Here's what that means for Texans, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

A sign at an Austin store tells patrons that masks are preferred on July 19, 2021.

What’s happening right now?

What’s the delta variant of the coronavirus?

Should I wear a mask?

How else should I protect myself?

How contagious is the delta variant?

Will the vaccine protect me?

Who’s eligible for the vaccine?

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