85 babies under 2 years old, including 52 under a year old, in Nueces County in Texas test positive for COVID-19 since mid-March.
In Texas' Nueces County, the number of new coronavirus cases skyrocketed in July after a flattening trend. The virus has infected dozens of babies, and local officials are urging people to follow protective measures. Nueces County has the fastest growth in new cases on the seven-day average than any other metropolitan county in the state," said Peter Zanoni, the Corpus Christi city manager.
In a letter to Gov. Greg Abbot, state representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Joaquin Castro said that local jurisdictions should be granted the ability to issue stay at home orders to help contain coronavirus cases. They recommended that offices take immediate action to rewind the efforts to reopen the state quickly, which came about by ignoring CDC guidelines. They advocate that local authority be granted to local counties and cities so that they may issue legislation in the best interest of their communities.
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