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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive

The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.

More than 622,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.3 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Just 59.4% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The governor is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms, his office said, adding that he’s been tested daily.

Abbott is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment, his office said.

“Everyone that the Governor has been in close contact with today has been notified,” his office said.

Abbott has banned mask and vaccination mandates in Texas.

Source: abcnews.go.com

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