EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials say the El Paso area has reported its highest number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began. El Paso health officials said Sunday that a record high 449 hospitalizations were reported for Saturday, with 129 of those patients in intensive care. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services reports that the area has only seven intensive care unit beds available. The increase in hospitalizations and cases prompted city officials last week to implement tighter restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Also, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is sending doctors, nurses and supplies to hospitals there.
DALLAS (The Dallas Morning News) — Black lawmakers in Texas say the state is falling short in addressing their pleas for better racial data and efforts to decrease COVD-19′s decidedly deadly toll on black Americans. […]
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor is defending his decision to lift more coronavirus restrictions on businesses even as the state reported another record rise in virus cases since the pandemic […]
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. […]