Texas Governor Urges Residents To Stay Home: Texas Hits All-time High For COVID-19 Cases!

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : June 24, 2020

Texas is hitting an all-time high for COVID-19 cases and Gov. Greg Abbott told state residents to stay home unless they need to be out.

“Texas will report a record-breaking high in the number of instances of individuals testing positive of more than 5,000,” Abbott said in an interview on KBTX. “The hospitalization rate at an all-time high.  Coronavirus is spreading in Brazos County and over the whole territory of Texas, which is actually why action is being made.”

“We want to make sure everyone reinforces the best safety practices of wearing a mask, hand sanitation, maintaining a safe distance, but importantly, because the spread is so rapid right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home unless you need to go out,” Abbott said. “The most secure spot for you is at your home.”

Texas Governor Urges Residents To Stay Home- Texas Hits All-time High For COVID-19 Cases!

With mounting power, the representative has been sounding the caution since a Monday preparation on an alarming spike in the pandemic’s spread, and his anxiety that a few Texans are not paying attention to the danger almost enough. 

In a meeting on KRIS-TV in Corpus, Christi Abbott stated, “There still remain some people in Nueces County, as well as in the entire region, who seem to think the COVID-19 is not a challenge. People need to recognize this is a very swift-spreading virus, for which there is no cure.”

Abbott was presented on KRIS with a dreary report that Nueces County has “already eclipsed Dallas and San Antonio in the number of new cases per day, per capita.”

Abbott said Monday that switching the reviving of Texas would be a final hotel. “Closing down Texas again will always be the last option,” he said.

However, he said Tuesday,  “If we are unable to contain the spiraling spread of COVID-19, there will be more requirements put on businesses, including even considering have to ratchet back on the expansion of opening businesses in Texas.”

“The record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases today and the way that Texas has seen 12-straight long periods of record hospitalizations, is a result of Greg Abbott’s inability to lead,” said Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman.

The level of tests that return positive has additionally kept on expanding. The state’s seven-day moving normal pace of positive cases came to about 10% on Monday, according to state health officials.

The moving rate is determined by taking seven days of new COVID-19 cases and partitioning it by the all-out tests acted in those seven days. 

Public health experts say that number should ideally stay below 6%, and Abbott previously said that a positivity rate above 10% would be cause for alarm.

State health officials also reported 23 new coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 2,220 fatalities.

More than 70,000 people have recovered from the virus, a number the health agency says is an estimate based on “several assumptions related to hospitalization rates and recovery times.” Recovery insights are not a factor that shows a state’s status to revive, as indicated by rules from the White House. 

After health officials reported Tuesday’s COVID-19 totals, Abbott gave a decree to grow neighborhood expert on open-air social affairs and coordinated the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide strict health and safety standards for child care centers.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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