AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas continued to report more than 10,000 patients (10,405) hospitalized with the coronavirus Monday as the state tries containing the spread in what has become one of America’s biggest hot zones.
As Republican Gov. Greg Abbott warns that the worst is yet to come in Texas, state health officials reported 43 new deaths and 5,655 new cases following what had been the deadliest week of the pandemic in the state.READ MORE: Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders Fight At AT&T Stadium Breaks US Boxing Record For Largest Indoor Crowd
There is typically a decline in numbers following a weekend, when reporting from counties is slower.Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run On Freeway In Fort Worth
County leaders in the hard-hit Rio Grande Valley on Monday asked Abbott to give them broader emergency powers as hospitals exceed capacity.
Top officials in Houston have also called for stay-at-home orders, while Abbott has said putting Texas back on lockdown is a last resort.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.MORE NEWS: North Texans Dealing With Another Shortage Due To Pandemic: Boats
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