Austin, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Governor Greg Abbott will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday afternoon, December 22nd. The Governor’s Office announced on Monday.
The elected leaders have recently made video recordings and photographs while vaccinated. This is to show the public that it is safe and important once the vaccine becomes widely available to the public.
Vice President Mike Pence was vaccinated on Friday, December 28th.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were vaccinated on Monday, December 21st.
As of Sunday, more than 9,800 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in Texas, the highest number since the deadly summer outbreak.
The state is approaching Christmas holidays with less than 800 intensive care unit beds, breaking the daily record of over 16,000 new cases last Thursday. This is partly due to the state authorities’ holiday gatherings.
The spread of the virus is also getting worse around the Capitol.
On Monday, Austin’s public health officials said new cases had increased by 86% since early December.
Authorities recommended that Austin residents avoid travel and rallies, and warned that curfew could be put in place as hospitalizations continue to increase.
“The best gift we can give this Christmas is to be masked, distanced and at home, if possible,” said Dr. Mark Escott, the city’s interim health authority. I did.
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