An executive order regarding plans to the reopen Texas businesses is expected to come sometime in the coming week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed at a press conference on April 10.
Gov. Abbott didn't offer additional details on the executive order but said the State was focusing on protecting lives while also restoring livelihoods.
The governor gave several updated numbers regarding COVID-19 at the press conference, including the total number of Texans tested, approximately 116,000; the number of Texans who have tested positive for COVID-19, 11,449; confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations, 1,532; total COVID-19 related deaths, 221; and a new statistic, the number of Texans who have recovered from COVID-19, 1,336.
According to Gov. Abbott, before being categorized as recovered, the person must go 14 days without the virus.
Gov. Abbott said that while the number of new cases of COVID-19 is starting to level off, Texas has not yet reached its peak.
Gov. Abbott discussed the trends of new viruses in several major counties in the state.
Several counties, including Dallas, Bexar and Travis counties appear to be heading towards the peak of the virus but it is still too soon to say, according to Gov. Abbott.