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Child COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Texas

4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Friday, January 07 2022 Jan 7, 2022 January 07, 2022 1:50 PM January 07, 2022 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

A health expert is concerned about the lack of pediatric healthcare personnel in the state as COVID-19 hospitalizations for children rise in Texas. 

"Becoming a pediatric nurse is a lot different than being an adult nurse, so there are fewer of the pediatric nurses available," said Stacy Wilson, president of the Children's Hospital Association of Texas.

The biggest spikes in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations have been in Dallas and Houston.

Meanwhile in the Valley, 18 child COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Hidalgo County as of Friday, according to the county's latest report. 

Two of those patients are in intensive care units. 

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