Texas becomes first state in US to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

Texas becomes first state in US to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

Texas becomes first state in US to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

Texas has become the first state in the U.S.with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as the nation continues to face a surge of infections

 

The nation’s second-most populous state has recorded 1,010,364 coronavirus cases with 19,337 deaths since the pandemic began in early March, according to data from Johns Hopkins University early Wednesday.

 

Texas recorded 10,865 cases on Tuesday, setting a new daily record that surpassed by 74 cases an old mark set July 15, state officials said. 

 

According to state figures on Tuesday, an estimated 132,146 cases are active, the most since Aug. 17, and 6,170 COVID-19 cases are hospitalized, the most since Aug. 18.

 

There were 94 new deaths Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

State officials believe the true number of infections is likely higher because many people haven’t been tested.

 

The country continues to be the worst-hit by the virus as it has recorded more than 10.2 million cases and nearly 240,000 deaths. So far 3.9 million people have recovered from the disease.

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