Texas governor warns ‘things will get worse’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says “things will get worse” in the state as more than 10,000 patients are now hospitalized with the coronavirus.

The deadliest week of the pandemic yet in Texas continued Friday with 95 new deaths.

On the Texas-Mexico border, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera says his rural community is trying to get a refrigerated trailer because the local funeral home can’t keep up with more than two bodies a day.

Texas members of Congress are asking the Trump administration for a field hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. They warn in a letter sent Friday to the health and human services secretary Azar that there is “no indication that case counts will level out soon.”


— Florida is facing an alarming surge in COVID-19, two months after businesses began reopening. Hospitals in June and July have seen their numbers of coronavirus patients triple.

— President Donald Trump swipes at China for virus, trade deal.

— Michigan Gov. Whitmer toughens mask requirement.

— Nevada adds bar restrictions in Reno, Las Vegas.

— The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and an official testing positive this week.