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Texas’ Fast-Rising COVID Case Count Tied To Delta Variant And Low Vaccination Rates

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Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT News
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UT-Austin School of Nursing student Emily Houston holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer BioNTech during injections to health care workers at Dell Medical School in Austin.

The state’s chief epidemiologist says the “steepness” of the increase the cases now is similar to what happened during the early months of the pandemic.