Texas Rangers baseball stadium to open at full capacity despite surge in COVID cases
Dallas, April 3 (RHC)-- Coronavirus cases are continuing an exponential rise across much of the United States, even as the number of U.S. residents who’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine tops 100 million.
In one 24-hour-period this week, the U.S. recorded over 79,000 new cases amid warnings that a sharp drop in testing may be masking an even greater number of infections. More than 1,000 people died of COVID-19 on Thursday alone.
In Washington, D.C., the opening day matchup between Major League Baseball teams the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets was called off after at least three Nationals players tested positive for the coronavirus.
This comes as President Biden is criticizing the Texas Rangers for planning to open its 40,000-seat stadium at full capacity for the team’s April 5th home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.