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COVID-19 Texas

Texas Covid Cases Rising As Fast As Last Year's Case Rate

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Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

  TX COVID UPDATE – Texas  State health officials say new COVID-19 cases in Texas are rising about as fast as they were before their peaks last July and in late January.  Speaking to the Texas Tribune Chief State Epidemiologist Doctor Jennifer Shuford   says the increase, underscores how much more contagious the delta variant is.              

"Even in the face of having 43 percent of our population fully vaccinated we are still seeing this increase in cases happening as rapidly as we saw previously." Shuford explained.

"Even in the face of having 43 percent of our population fully vaccinated we are still seeing this increase in cases happening as rapidly as we saw previously." Doctor Jennifer Shuford, Chief State Epidemiologist

Shuford stressed vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent serious illness and virus transmission