Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration for All of Texas

DALLAS – Governor Greg Abbott has extended his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.  Governor Abbott says, ” Renewing the disaster declaration will provide communities with the resources they need to respond to COVID-19″    The Governor continues to urge Texans to do their part to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, by wearing a mask, utilizing social distancing and washing hands frequently and thoroughly.

The Governor’s office reports the Texas Covid 19 death toll at at least 7800, although state officials say declining hospitalizations are a sign of encouragement.

As of Saturday, Tarrant County reported 779 new Covid 19 cases and 7 deaths; Dallas County, 540 new cases and 5 deaths, Denton County, 67 new cases and 2 deaths.  As of this writing, Collin County had yet to report Saturday’s same numbers.

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