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Texas Governor says state can handle spike in COVID-19 cases

2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, June 16 2020 Jun 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 5:01 PM June 16, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ACACIA CORONADO and JIM VERTUNO
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott insists that Texas’ health care system can handle the record-high number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the state aggressively pushes to reopen its economy. The Republican governor said during a news conference Tuesday that the state has enough empty hospital beds to cope with the spike in COVID-19 cases. The state on Tuesday set a record for new cases and hospitalizations from the disease. Abbott says people should be more vigilant about wearing face masks and social distancing as more and more restrictions are lifted.

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