Abbott Says COVID-19 Cases Are 'leveling Off' But Stay-at-home Order Stands

By: Taro Chellaram /Covid-19/Apr 23, 2020

Abbott Says COVID-19 Cases Are 'leveling Off' But Stay-at-home Order Stands

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott painted a positive picture of the state’s battle against COVID-19 on Tuesday, but said it’s not yet time to fully reopen the economy.

The number of people testing positive for the corona virus is “leveling off” and has remained mostly under 1,000 new cases a day, he said, even as testing has accelerated.

The state continues to see about a 10 percent infection rate for those tested, and the death toll has now surpassed 500 people. Texas has now tested over 205,000 people — about 15,000 more than were reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, revised models by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation suggest Texas could have 5,000 fewer COVID-19 deaths than previously estimated.

 

said it’s not yet time to fully reopen the economy. | testing has accelerated



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