Texas becomes the first US state to surpass one million coronovirus cases


(Reuters) – Texas on Saturday became the first state in the United States to surpass one million coronovirus cases, as the country struggled with a third wave of new infections and more than 100,000 infections three times in less than a week. Registered.

File photo: Healthcare workers walk through July 8, 2020 in Houston, Texas, US in case of a coronovirus disease (COVID-19) spike during shift change at Texas Medical Center. REUTERS / Callaghan O’are

In Texas, the increase in new cases last week came primarily from the Harris, Dallas and El Paso counties, based on the Reuters tally. Surge is increasing medical facilities, converting a convention center with the city of El Paso into a field hospital.

If Texas had been a country, it would have been the tenth most affected in the world for a total of COVID-19 cases. The state added about 8000 new cases a day on an average in the past week, based on a Reuters tally.

Texas, which accounts for more than 10% of total US cases, reported the largest number of new cases in the United States last week and is followed by the state of Illinois, which has half the people.

California, which was the first US state to surpass 600,000 cases of COVID-19 back in August, is currently lower in number of infections and deaths than Texas.

The most populous US state has added nearly 30,000 cases in the last seven days, and reported more than 950,000 cases of coronavirus.

Los Angeles County in California, which carries 33% of the state’s caseloid, has recorded the highest number of 7,118 deaths as of November 5.

With the holiday season and cold weather fast approaching, health officials have been raising the alarm over the past few weeks to include spikes in cases.

The United States is the most affected country in the world, with more than 230,000 deaths in more than 9.8 million cases.

(This story is true in the third paragraph until the daily average in, 000)

Reporting by Sirat Gupta in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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