Health & Science

Experts say Texas is ready for latest COVID-19 uptick but advise caution

It’s still unclear what the increase in cases will mean for the state, but doctors and hospitals say Texas is better prepared to face a surge than before.

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital patient Clyde Alexander thanked nurse Traci Cargile in January as she carried out his lunch tray.

She also said the number of COVID-19 patients receiving attention at Texas hospitals is the lowest it's been in the last two years.

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