Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Texas Democrats Will No Longer Release Daily COVID-19 Case Count: Spokesperson

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Texas Democrats will no longer release a daily COVID-19 case count after six state lawmakers contracted the virus, a spokeswoman for the state party said. Cara Santucci, the spokeswoman for the Texas House Democrats, confirmed the party’s sixth COVID-19 case among the delegation to NBC News and told the media outlet that state Democrats will no longer release a daily case count. “We’re focusing on our daily testing, following and going beyond [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, social distancing, and wearing masks as much as possible. We’re just not going to release daily counts,” Santucci said. It’s unclear if she was asked a follow-up question regarding why the daily count would no longer be released. Santucci didn’t provide an explanation for ending updates regarding their daily case count. The Texas House Democrats didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time. One Texas Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Gene …

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