Houston, June 25 (RHC)-- Governor Greg Abbott said the U.S. state of Texas registered more than 5,000 new cases in the past 24 hours -- the highest daily increase so far.
"There remain a lot of people in the state of Texas who think that the spread of COVID-19 is not a challenge," Abbott told reporters. "The coronavirus is serious. It's spreading."
The warning came as top national disease expert Anthony Fauci said "the next couple weeks are going to be critical" in Texas and other states that are trying to curtail an alarming spike in infections.