Although infections and hospitalizations connected to the coronavirus are rising in Texas, state officials are continuing efforts to reopen parts of the state and allow people to return to their jobs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sought to quell fears over the virus during a press conference on Tuesday, pointing to the number of available hospital beds in the state and statistics suggesting that Texas is handling the virus better than other large states.
“Fewer Texans test positive for COVID-19 than residents of any large state in the United States,” he said. “We have the second-lowest death rate of the 25 most affected states in America. Only about 10% or even less of Texans who test positive for COVID-19 ever even need to go to the hospital in the first place.”
- “Fewer Texans test positive for COVID-19 than residents of any large state in the United States.” ❌
- “We have the second-lowest death rate of the 25 most affected states in America.” ✅
- “Only about 10% or even less of Texans who test positive for COVID-19 ever even need to go to the hospital in the first place.” 🤔
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