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Coronavirus in Texas

The new Texas COVID-19 surge could be worse than anything the state has seen yet

“It’s going to be close,” one health official said as a record number of Texas hospitals run out of intensive care beds and warn that they may soon have more COVID-19 patients than they can handle.

The St. Johns drive-through COVID-19 testing site off of Interstate 35 in north Austin on Aug. 5, 2021.

“This is the fourth round of what should have been a three-round fight.”

— Dr. Mark Casanova, a member of the Texas Medical Association’s COVID-19 Task Force

Available ICU beds at pandemic low 

Hospitalizations approach a pandemic high 

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