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Hospitals Face Surge as U.S. Reports Record 65,000 New Coronavirus Cases

HeadlineJul 10, 2020

The United States recorded over 65,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday — the highest daily figure since the pandemic began. At least six states set single-day case records: Alabama, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Texas. Hospitalizations are surging across much of the country. In Florida, intensive care units are reported to be at capacity in over 40 hospitals. In Mississippi, the state’s five largest hospitals have all run out of ICU beds. In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have asked FEMA for a portable morgue due to a surge in COVID-19 deaths. And new outbreaks are being reported across the country. In Missouri, a popular summer camp was shut down after 82 campers and staff tested positive for the virus. In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear has ordered all residents to begin wearing masks in public, citing an “explosion” of cases.

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