Florida and Texas hit a report variety of each day coronavirus instances on Saturday, respectively reporting 11,445 and 8,258 new instances within the final 24 hours, in accordance with figures launched by the states’ well being departments.
The virus has contaminated greater than 190,000 individuals in Florida and at the very least 3,700 individuals have died, and new instances within the state have elevated by 67% primarily based on a seven-day common.
The variety of infections in Texas has now reached almost 192,000 as hospitalizations there surge. Hospitals in at the very least two Texas counties, Starr and Hidalgo, are at full capability and native officers are urging residents there to shelter-in-place and keep away from gatherings.
Florida reported Saturday that 14.1% of these examined for the virus have been constructive whereas Texas reported a constructive price of 13.1%, each nicely above the 5% threshold that the World Well being Group advises as a protected stage for governments to reopen enterprise. These testing constructive in Florida are typically youthful, with a median age of 35…