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COVID-19 hospital admissions fall, but other troubling signs emerge

As Texans head into the holiday season, there’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to tackling the pandemic. But health experts say the state is not out of the woods yet.

First the good news. The number of residents hospitalized here with COVID-19 is at one of the lowest since the start of the pandemic, while the average daily number of deaths from the virus is also falling and vaccines are finally – after a year in which parents have anxiously awaited approval – are pouring into the arms of the state’s elementary school children.

After a miserable summer in which the delta variant sparked a wave that rivaled the worst moments of the coronavirus pandemic, state health officials and experts say they are grateful for signs of relief. But they are wary of being too optimistic about a pandemic that has had this state more than once in a stranglehold.