With more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, Texas has become the first state in the United States as the nation continues to face a rise in infections.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University early Wednesday, the nation’s second-most populous state has reported 1,010,364 coronavirus cases with 19,337 deaths since the pandemic started in early March.
On Tuesday, Texas reported 10,865 instances, setting a new daily record that surpassed an old mark set on July 15 by 74 instances, state officials said.
An estimated 132,146 cases are involved, the most since Aug. 17, and 6,170 COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized, the most since Aug. 18, according to state estimates on Tuesday.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Care, there were 94 new deaths Tuesday.
State officials think that since many people have not been screened, the true number of infections is actually higher.
As it has reported more than 10.2 million cases and nearly 240,000 deaths, the country continues to be the worst-hit by the virus. 3.9 million individuals have recovered from the disease so far.