Sorting Fact From Fiction In Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 Press Conference

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJune 24, 2020 10:42 am,

During a June 16 press conference about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made several claims about the virus in Texas.

“Fewer Texans test positive for COVID-19 than residents of any large state in the United States,” Abbott said. “We have the second lowest death rate of the 25 most affected states in America. Only about 10% or even less of Texans who test positive for COVID-19 ever even need to go to the hospital in the first place.”

Are those figures true?

Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas team based at the Austin American-Statesman looked into those three claims.

Hear how they rated in the audio player above.

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