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“Light at the end of the tunnel”: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations down as omicron wave appears to crest

Texas falls short, again, of the pandemic record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, while daily deaths are expected to continue rising for several more days.

ER nurse Meredith Brooks, center, helps transfer Winona Tevington, 90, out of the emergency room to her surgery at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

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