As many as 70 percent of Texas residents could be infected by Ebola, state health officials say, adding that at least 30 people have died and thousands have recovered from the virus.
The state has been forced to send tens of thousands of people home because of the outbreak, which has killed more than 11,000 people.
In an update to the state’s Ebola response on Monday, the governor’s office said at least 10 more confirmed cases of the virus were confirmed in Texas.
The agency added that a total of more than 4,000 additional people are now at risk of contracting the virus and that the number of cases is growing.
On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called on all Texans to wear masks and protect themselves against exposure to the virus by washing their hands and surfaces with soap and water.
“It is critical that you do all you can to protect yourself and your family and loved ones from becoming infected with this disease, and to do so as quickly as possible,” he said in a statement.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has said that at the moment, at least 3,000 cases of Ebola are known to have been reported in Texas and that there have been more than 300 deaths.
The CDC says at least 1,934 cases of a new coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States.
On Sunday, the first Ebola-related death was confirmed in Dallas, which was already the first Texas hospital to be hit by a wave of patients who have tested positive for the virus after returning from Liberia.