AUSTIN, Texas -- Coronavirus cases have surged to at least 45 at a living facility for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It comes as cases emerge at a second state-run facility for the disabled.
Denton County health officials reported additional cases at the Denton State Supported Living Center Sunday. Most of the cases have been reported among residents. Widespread testing began at the facility last Wednesday and officials say expect the cases to continue to increase. About 400 residents live at the center and it employs about 1400 people.
Meanwhile, two residents of the Richmond State Supported Living Center have tested positive for the new coronavirus, local health officials said Monday.
Jennifer Martinez with the Arc of Texas, which advocates for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, joined Capital Tonight Monday to discuss the issue further. Click the video link above to watch the full interview.