Texas on Saturday reported its biggest daily surge in confirmed cases of coronavirus since the pandemic’s start – 8,258 – following a face mask mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott in an attempt to curb the shooting in the fall.
Texas health officials said the total number of confirmed cases is now up to 191,790, the Associated Press reported.
In addition, there were 33 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, giving the state death toll up to 2,608, officials said. The hospital admissions remained somewhat steady at 7,890.
“COVID-19 does not disappear, it actually gets worse. Now more than ever, action is needed by everyone until treatments are available for COVID-1
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Anyone who turned out not to meet Abbott’s face mask order could be fined $ 250, Fox 4 reported.
The first time violators can expect an oral or written warning from the authorities. If someone breaks the mandate a second time they can be fined, but no one will be arrested or imprisoned for not wearing a mask.
The governor’s orders also empower local officials to restrict certain outdoor gatherings that exceed 10 people.
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Despite criticism over rising cases, President Trump has argued that the test is also expanding the number of positive outcomes – with most patients recovering or remaining asymptomatic.