Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday will visit a Texas Division of Emergency Management warehouse in San Antonio to receive an update on the state's supply of personal protective equipment.
He'll be joined by Nim Kidd, the chief of the state's emergency management division. Abbott is expected to give brief remarks.
The event comes as new coronavirus cases have dipped below their peak in recent weeks. The state has averaged just over 8,000 new cases per day over the past week, down from more than 9,500 in late July. But reasons for concern remain: The death toll from the virus continues to climb and the rate of people who take coronavirus tests who test positive is 13.6% — well over the 10% red flag that Abbott has identified.