TEXAS COVID-19 SINGLE DAY SPIKE - Texas reported almost 5500 positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, a new record high for a single day. A retiring Republican Congressman from Texas is concerned about the surge of COVID-19 cases, especially in his district. Pete Olson said during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday, he is worried about the rising number of 20 to 39-year-olds getting the virus.
"The last week, they're one-third of the new cases in my hometown of Sugar Land, of my home county of Fort Bend in the Houston region," Olson said.
Olson blamed young people for not taking the virus seriously. Yesterday's House hearing comes one day after Governor Greg Abbott called the growing
number of coronavirus cases in Texas "unacceptable." The Governor appeared on KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas yesterday and urged Texans to avoid getting out in public.
“Because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to leave your home unless you do need to go out," Abbott explained. "The safest place for your is at your home.”
Abbott also announced that local officials can now restrict gatherings of more than 100 people. Previously that was five-hundred. He’s also directing state health officials to enact new emergency rules for child care centers that were rolled back last week.