Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Beaumont on Tuesday to meet with local officials and provide an update on the state's coronavirus response.
The meeting will happen at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office and feature the state's chief of emergency management, Nim Kidd. Later Tuesday, Abbott and Kidd will travel to Victoria to provide another briefing and meet with officials there.
Abbott will speak as data shows coronavirus hospitalizations declining in Texas, with some 7,500 coronavirus patients reported in Texas hospitals on Sunday. That’s down from a late July peak of about 11,000 — but remains well above Texas’ levels in the spring, when daily hospitalizations plateaued below 2,000.