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Gov. Greg Abbott addresses record-high coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Texas

Thousands more Texans tested positive for the new coronavirus over the weekend, and the state has reported 10 consecutive days of record-high hospitalizations.
Gov. Greg Abbott briefs reporters during a press conference on a Domestic Terrorism Task Force roundtable held at the capitol on Jan. 7, 2020. Photo credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
Gov. Greg Abbott briefs reporters during a press conference on a Domestic Terrorism Task Force roundtable held at the capitol on Jan. 7, 2020. Photo credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune(KOSA)
Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 9:45 AM CDT
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TEXAS TRIBUNE - With cases of the new coronavirus on the rise statewide and nationally, Gov. Greg Abbott will provide the latest on Texas’ response to the outbreak during a press conference Monday in Austin.

WATCH: Governor Greg Abbott is addressing record-high coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Texas. Info: https://www.cbs7.com/2020/06/22/gov-greg-abbott-to-address-record-high-coronavirus-cases-and-hospitalizations-at-2-pm-monday/

Posted by CBS7 News on Monday, 22 June 2020

The updates will follow a weekend of record-setting coronavirus figures in the state. On Sunday, Texas reported its 10th consecutive day of record-high hospitalizations as well as the second-highest number of new coronavirus cases to date.

Texas has also increased the number of coronavirus tests administered: The state reported more than 62,000 viral tests Saturday, the most ever logged in one day.

Texas Department of State Health Services spokesperson Chris Van Deusen said part of the increase in cases is attributable to Texans going to bars, beaches, rivers and other social gatherings. The state’s latest reopening guidelines allow restaurants to operate at 75% capacity and bars to operate at 50% capacity.

Abbott will address the state’s response starting at 2 p.m. Central time Monday.

You will be able to watch the address on the CBS7 Facebook page.

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