Local officials did report 23 new coronavirus-related hospitalizations, bringing the total number to 179. Additionally, there were 275 new cases but no new deaths.
As per usual, Nirenberg and Wolff tempered the optimistic news by cautioning residents not to throw away their masks and start distributing free hugs to strangers.The upbeat local developments arrive as President Joe Biden is expected to announce Tuesday that he's accelerating by two weeks his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible for COVID vaccines. Texas already made all residents 16 and over eligible for vaccinations on March 29.
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