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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas level off just below the pandemic’s winter peak

The numbers have stayed within a few hundred of a grim milestone as the state battles the pandemic’s latest surge.

Nurse practitioner Cheryl Shovan inputs patients’ data in the halls of the COVID-19 care unit at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant on Aug. 19, 2021. The hospital is short of at least 20 nurses needed to handle the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Titus County area.

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