Many people have the impression that the number of coronavirus cases has slowed down enormously. However, it is not and many new cases for the virus are reported every day.
According to CBS News, the state of Texas is reportedly the first state to exceed 1 million coronavirus cases. This was determined by data recorded by John Hopkins University. Based on the data, case numbers in Texas began to surge in October after remaining relatively constant throughout September.
Data shows that more than 10,800 new cases were reported Tuesday and a total of 18,800 people have died in the state since the pandemic began.
El Paso, TX is now named one of the epicentres in the country as the county has reported more than 22,000 new cases in the past two weeks. It is also reported that there are mobile morgues in the city that are used to store the bodies of those who died from the virus. More trucks are expected to arrive this week.
On Tuesday, Dallas County released an updated report showing that COVID cases account for approximately 21% of all emergency room visits in the county. 1,401 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
District Judge Clay Jenkins said, “Today a total of 1,401 new ones COVID-19 Cases are the biggest we’ve ever seen, except on days when large backlogs have been recorded. In addition, the preliminary numbers for hospital stays in the region and the county show one of the highest jumps of a day that we have ever seen. “
He went on, “Our COVID-19 Outbreak peaks dangerously. We are 7-10 days away from our highest COVID hospital count yet if we don’t immediately renew our resolve and change our behavior. ”
Our # COVID19 outbreak is dangerous. We are 7-10 days away from our highest COVID hospital count yet if we don’t immediately renew our resolve and change our behavior.
– Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) November 10, 2020
It is reported that California ranks closely behind Texas with more than 986,000 confirmed cases, and Florida follows with more than 852,000 cases.
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