‘The growth is exponential’ Florida and Texas report surge of coronavirus cases over Fourth of July
A woman looks through fencing next to signage indicating that the beach is temporarily closed in South Pointe park on July 04, 2020 in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida.
Florida and Texas hit a record number of daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, respectively reporting 11,445 and 8,258 new cases, according to figures released by the states’ health departments.
The virus has infected more than 200,000 people in Florida and at least 3,731 people have died, and new cases in the state have increased by 67% based on a seven-day average. Florida reported at least 9,999 new cases on Sunday.
The number of infections in Texas has now reached nearly 192,000 as hospitalizations there surge. Hospitals in at least two Texas counties, Starr and Hidalgo, are at full capacity and local officials are urging residents there to shelter-in-place and avoid …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]