Gov. Greg Abbott to visit the RGV for briefing on new COVID-19 health care facility

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Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, delivers remarks during a press conference on May 5, 2020, updating the public on the state’s response to COVID-19. (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport)

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—Governor Greg Abbott announced that he will be visiting the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio on Tuesday.

Gov. Abbott’s office confirmed he will receive a briefing, along with Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, on the opening of the McAllen Convention Center.

The briefing comes after Abbott announced last week that the Convention Center will be converted into a health care facility to help meet hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The McAllen Convention Center will house up to 250 patients.

Abbott will also receive an update on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio.

During a press conference on July 28, Governor Abbott also announced that 85-person medical teams are coming to assist hospitals in Edinburg and Harlingen.

As of Monday, there are a total of 33,572 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley. There are 928 reported deaths related to COVID-19 and 17,878 recoveries.

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