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“I am frightened by what is coming”: Texas hospitals could soon be overwhelmed by COVID-19 caseload, officials say

The number of COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals is rising too fast for hospitals to keep up with, hospital leaders told state lawmakers Tuesday.

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, listens to CEO of Harris Health System, Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, left, and Chief Medical Officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Joseph Chang, testify on current trends in COVID-19 hospitalizations at the Texas Capitol on Aug. 10, 2021.

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