TEXAS COVID-19 UPDATE: The surge in Covid-19 case numbers in Texas aren't slowing down the state’s reopening. Yesterday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott prescribed an emphasis on face coverings and social distancing to curtail sobering trends, which include hospitalization rates that have doubled since Memorial Day. He says his goal is to keep the Lone Star state open, while slowing the spread of COVID-19. But if Covid-19 numbers continue to hit record highs, he’s not ruling out scaling back some of Texas’ reopenings.
“If we were to experience another doubling of those numbers over the next month, that would mean that we are in an urgent situation where tougher actions would be required to make sure we do contain the spread of COVID-19.”
Governor Abbott is strongly encouraging people to wear masks, and to keep up with other COVID-19 guidelines. There are now more than 114-thousand confirmed cases in Texas.
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