Gov. Greg Abbott gives update on Texas’ COVID-19 response

Briefing can be watched below

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott headed to Beaumont on Tuesday to deliver an update on the state’s COVID-19 response.

He also took questions about what’s next for the bar industry and college football. Click here for the latest.

View the entire briefing in the video player above.

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Abbott’s update came a day after he said coronavirus testing will ramp up again, as students head back to school.

Texas’ average COVID-19 tests have decreased from 60,000 daily in late July to more than 34,000 daily over the last week, according to the Associated Press. The state’s rolling positivity rate stands at nearly 20 percent, which is nearly doubled from over a week ago.

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The state has recorded 490,817 cases and 8,490 deaths, according to the state’s Health and Human Services dashboard. A total of 31 new deaths were recorded Monday alone.

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