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Texas Public Radio le brinda información actualizada sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande y en el  área de San Antonio. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias en español en “TPR Noticias: COVID-19" aquí.

Charles Pecce, 70, and wife Sharon Pecce, 76, clear debris after returning to their destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna in Port Mansfield, Texas, U.S., July 26, 2020.
Adrees Latif | REUTERS

A South Texas region exhausted by a months-long struggle with COVID-19, drought and economic distress now marshaled its resources to endure one more massive challenge: Hanna, the first Atlantic hurricane of 2020. The cyclone made two landfalls Saturday evening and spent the weekend tormenting the region with damaging winds, torrential rains and widespread flooding.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration on Saturday for 32 counties affected by Hanna, including Bexar County.

A volunteer for LUPE leaves a bag of food and cleaning supplies on the doorknob of her neighbor’s home who could not attend to the distribution herself.
Michael Treviño | Texas Public Radio

It’s just after midnight and Dr. Ivan Melendez still has several hours to go before he finishes his shift at a hospital in Hidalgo County. 

It’s been nonstop. 

Next up, he has to call the wife of a COVID-19 patient who just tried to take out his own ventilator.


From Texas Standard:

The number of people hospitalized in Texas with COVID-19 symptoms has more than doubled in two weeks, to more than 8,000 people. And hospital officials in many parts of the state warn that they are running out of resources. In the Rio Grande Valley, health officials are sounding the alarm as 10 out of 12 hospitals are reported to be at capacity, and patients in places like Starr County are being sent to hospitals hundreds of miles away. 

Texas Public Radio is updating information on COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley here. You can find the latest news from TPR in San Antonio here. Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public MediaKERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin

Click here to read this blog in English.

Texas Public Radio está dando las últimas noticias sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande aquí. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias de TPR en San Antonio aquí. Otras estaciones de NPR que son parte de The Texas Newsroom también están publicando en vivo, incluyendo Houston Public MediaKERA en Dallas y KUT en Austin

Texas Public Radio is updating information on COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley here. You can find the latest news from TPR in San Antonio here. Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public MediaKERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin

Click here to read this blog in English.

Texas Public Radio está dando las últimas noticias sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande aquí. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias de TPR en San Antonio aquí. Otras estaciones de NPR que son parte de The Texas Newsroom también están publicando en vivo, incluyendo Houston Public MediaKERA en Dallas y KUT en Austin

Click here to read this blog in English.

Texas Public Radio está dando las últimas noticias sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande aquí. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias de TPR en San Antonio aquí. Otras estaciones de NPR que son parte de The Texas Newsroom también están publicando en vivo, incluyendo Houston Public MediaKERA en Dallas y KUT en Austin

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