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Health officials paint grim-looking picture as COVID-19 cases rise

Posted at 9:25 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 23:37:08-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — More startling data was revealed by the researchers over at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

They are continuing to predict that our hospital system will be strained with COVID-19 patients by mid-December, which is a few weeks from now.

Currently there are 105 people hospitalized here in Corpus Christi with the virus.

Nueces County Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez says people need to use caution with Thanksgiving coming up next week. "Invite only immediate family members this year. Be extra careful this week prior to your celebration and encourage your family to do the same. Do not practice risky behavior," said Rodriguez.

Dr. Bird with Texas A&M Corpus Christi is also urging people to avoid traveling if they can.

For a look at how to stay safe this holiday season, click here.