U.S. posts another record daily high in coronavirus cases

Washington, July 10 (RHC)-- The United States reported 62,000 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday -- a new daily record.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to over 3 million -- by far the largest in the world. 

At least five states — Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia — set new single-day infection records on Wednesday.  California and Texas also reported their highest single-day death toll to date.

The U.S. death toll has topped 132,000, but that is widely believed to be an undercount.  In Houston, Texas, ProPublica reports there has been a spike in people dying at home before they even make it to the hospital.

As the U.S. case count has soared, so has the demand for tests.  In Texas, drive-thru COVID testing sites report long lines and hours-long wait times.  And with many laboratories backlogged, test results can take more than a week to arrive, making contact tracing ineffective. 

Edited by Ed Newman



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