Medical professionals from the U.S. Navy were deployed Sunday to aid hospitals in four cities across southern Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, as nearly half the state’s counties have recently been designated “red zones” by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Early on in the pandemic, hot spots were mainly tied to outbreaks in enclosed spaces, like meatpacking plants and nursing homes. Health experts are increasingly seeing small outbreaks in the community from families and friends gathering to people congregating at summer tourist destinations. Five U.S. Navy teams were sent to four locations across Texas’s southern region: Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Rio Grande City.