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Pediatric COVID cases spike, Austin Public Health says, causing a 'domino effect' in hospitals and schools

Pediatric cases are on the rise in Austin as Austin Public Health urges children to get vaccinated. (Pixabay)

Pediatric COVID cases have surged to their highest daily levels yet during the omicron surge, causing a "domino effect" on schools and hospitals, Austin Public Health said in a press conference Friday.

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Austin Public Health won't shift to Stage 2 COVID guidelines ahead of the holidays. Here's why:

Austin will remain in Stage 3 risk-based guidelines ahead of the holiday season. (Pixabay)

Despite over 10 days of lower hospital admissions, Austin Public Health said in a press conference Friday that they will remain in Stage 3 COVID risk-based guidelines ahead of the holiday season.

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At 12 COVID deaths in a single day, Austin ties with previous record high

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Austin Public Health officials held a moment of silence at a press conference Friday after the city tied for its record-high number previously set on July 24, 2020 with 12 COVID deaths. The city also saw 36 Austinites lose their lives to COVID this week, the highest of this summer's surge.

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