Texas Coronavirus Cases Include More Than 80 Infants
Texas Coronavirus Cases: A health official from the US state of Texas said as many as 85 infants have
tested positive for the coronavirus.
Corpus Christi public health director, Annette Rodriguez, said the infants are younger than one, but offered no other details.
According to the Johns Hopkins University tally, cases in the US have hit 3.7 million, while more than 1.1 million patients have recovered. More than 140,000 have died.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is also stressing that the widespread use of face coverings could avoid
another lockdown, which he hasn’t ruled out.
Texas health officials reported more than 10,000 new cases for a fifth consecutive day on Saturday and
said 130 more people have died due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus,
bringing the number of reported cases to 317,730 and the number of deaths to 3,865.
The true number of cases is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest
people can be infected and not feel sick.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks.
But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems,
the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.