TX Sees Record High 10.5K Cases, Hospitals on Brink

The Texas Tribune reports:

Texas today reports 10,745 new cases of coronavirus, a record high, as number of people hospitalized surpasses 10,500.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to revive the economy, businesses started reopening in May. But he paused further reopening plans and scaled back others in June. Recently, he told one TV station he regretted reopening bars too quickly.

The governor is looking at two specific metrics to justify his decision to allow reopenings — the positive rate and hospitalization levels.