As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Texas, state health officials held a press conference Wednesday urging those who remain unvaccinated to get vaccinated.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said data indicates there is a surge in new cases and hospitalizations and that a rise in deaths is expected to follow.
Vaccines, the DSHS said, remain the best defense against a COVID-19 infection.
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Amid the latest increase in hospitalizations, the DSHS told hospitals is no longer providing funding for temporary emergency hospital staff.