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Florida, Texas, other U.S. states post daily coronavirus records

Christian Fernsby |
Florida and Texas reported new single-day record increases in confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, with nearly 20,000 additional infections combined.

Topics: FLORIDA    TEXAS    U.S.   

For a second straight day, Texas also registered an all-time high in the number of people hospitalised with the highly contagious respiratory illness 7,890 patients after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours.

By comparison, New York state the U.S. epicentre of the outbreak months ago, reported just 844 hospitalisations on Saturday.

That is far below the nearly 19,000 hospital beds occupied by coronavirus patients at the peak of its coronavirus crisis.

During the first four days of July alone, a total of 14 states posted daily record increases in the number of individuals testing positive for coronavirus, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly 130,000 Americans.

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