Texas Notches an Unwanted COVID First

It's the first state to break 1M cases
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2020 12:03 AM CST
Texas Becomes First State to Break 1M Cases
Sasha Jacquez tests The University of Texas at El Paso student Ariona Gill for coronavirus Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Center in El Paso, Texas.   (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

An unwanted milestone for Texas: This week it became the first US state to register more than 1 million cases of the coronavirus, CNN reports. California is also getting close to six figures, with 977,218 cases as of Tuesday, per its Public Health department. COVID-19 cases are "skyrocketing" across the country, per CNN, which reports that the number of people hospitalized for it in the US has also reached a record high. On Tuesday, that number went over 60,000 for the first time, topping the previous record from April 15. (More coronavirus stories.)

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