Coronavirus USA Update: At least 6,110 cases in Texas

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Coronavirus USA Update: At least 6,110 cases in Texas
Coronavirus USA Update: At least 6,110 cases in Texas

Texas has seen an increase of 781 in the last 24 hours, up to 6,110, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

At least 105 people have died in the state.

Houston leads the state in cases, reporting 1,106, followed by Dallas at 921.

Louisiana has at least 12,496 confirmed positive cases after an increase of 2,199 in the last 24 hours, according to the governor’s office. There have been 409 deaths, up by 39.

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Vice President Mike Pence confirmed to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards that the state would received an additional 200 ventilators from the federal stockpile, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

The total number of ventilators the state will have received from the stockpile is now 350, according to the statement.

The additional ventilators are expected to arrive soon, but an exact date was not provided.

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“Based on our modeling, we know that we will exceed our capacity to deliver health care to those who need it, first in the New Orleans area, but because of these ventilators and others that we are sourcing around the world, we will be able to prolong that inevitable day and have fewer people go with unmet medical needs,” Edwards said in a statement.

“However, the degree to which we are able to prevent overwhelming our hospitals depends on people’s compliance of the Stay at Home Order and other mitigation measures. We know that social distancing efforts work and will in fact flatten the curve. I am imploring all of our people to stay home, slow the spread and save lives,” the statement continued.

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In addition to the ventilators, Louisiana is getting several hundred thousand surgical gowns for medical professionals in the Greater New Orleans area.

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