TX Sees 10K Cases For Fifth Day, Military Aid Deployed

UPI reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday announced the U.S. Navy has been deployed to assist in combatting COVID-19 as the state has reported more than 10,000 cases for five consecutive days.

Abbott said the U.S. Department of Defense has sent five U.S. Navy teams, consisting of medical and support professionals, to support hospitals in Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Rio Grande City.

Texas reported 10,158 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 317,730 as of Saturday — fourth-most in the nation. The state has reported more than 10,000 new cases every day since July 14 when it tallied 10,745 new cases.