The state has been slowly reopening, encouraging more businesses and establishments to open their doors to customers after nearly two months of being closed during the pandemic. Though Texas COVID-19 case counts have been fluctuating over the month of May, the Lone Star State hit a record on May 25 that the governor shared on social media.
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the state had seen the lowest number of deaths yesterday since the end of March.
This announcement comes after a sharp peak in new cases documented on the previous weekend.
He also updated his followers on other May 2020 records in his message that was published past 10 p.m. In his tweet, he added three facts about the day's case numbers.
"Today Texas had the fewest #COVID19 fatalities since the end of March," he began. "We also had the fewest COVID hospitalizations since the middle of April. And, we have the 2nd most recoveries from COVID in America."
Today Texas had the fewest #COVID19 fatalities since the end of March. We also had the fewest COVID hospitalizatio… https://t.co/JTUyab0SAT— Greg Abbott (@Greg Abbott)1590463133.0
The governor also added a link to the overall Texas COVID-19 case statistics by the Texas Tribune that shows that 805,654 tests have been administered as of May 24 and that 55,971 locals have positively tested for the coronavirus as of May 25.
The resource also reveals that 1,527 Texans have died as of May 25.
Yesterday on May 25, 2020, 8 deaths were reported following a peak of nearly 60 deaths on both May 14 and 15.
Overall, Harris County leads the state in COVID-19 cases, with 10,921 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Dallas County is right behind, with 8,827 cases overall.
Abbott and his team have been active on social media, sharing the government's efforts to slow the coronavirus with the public.
Their goal is to get "more Texans to get back to work."