The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 5,913 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Monday - a jump of 416 patients from the 5,497 hospitalized Sunday. In the past 16 days, hospitalizations also increased, experiencing new highs every day. Hospitalizations have risen almost every day of June, and have more than tripled since the 1,511 COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Memorial Day.
And, additionally, much will depend on who the new cases are - if they are fit young people, then there will not be a similar rise in deaths.
The number of daily cases had been declining in May and early June - but as many places continued to ease lockdown restrictions, cases began to rise again, hitting a record high of 47,341 a day on 26 June.
With today's new COVID-19 cases, Dallas County has passed 20,000 total cases, bringing the total case count to 20,165, including 352 deaths.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the USA has risen to more than 2.5 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, which puts the global figure at more than 10 million. Among the many measure were the shutting down of bars and the reduction of restaurants' customers capacity to 50 percent.
A day before, Abbott had announced a pause on further reopenings, and suspended elective medical procedures in the counties of Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis in an effort to ensure sufficient hospital capacity.
Covid-19 emerged in China late previous year and spread across the globe. "If it does not, we will have to find out the other ways that COVID-19 is transmitted, and we will have to make sure that we reduce transmission rates in those areas", Abbott told KXII-TV in Sherman Monday night. If your local officials in consultation with the state are directing you to wear a mask, we encourage everyone to wear a mask in the affected areas.
During the event, Pence was questioned about why President Donald Trump still refuses to wear a mask when Pence has decided that it's clearly important to do so even if he's getting tested.
Abbott issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 31; it lapsed April 30 and was not renewed. The answer to that could be yes.
On Sunday, the prestigious US -based Johns Hopkins University announced that the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country to date stood at 2,539,544. Houston, Texas, in particular, has filled up the ICU beds.
"You flattened the curve here in Texas ... but about two weeks ago something changed", Mr Pence said.