Florida, Texas and California — three of the states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic — all set new records for the daily number of deaths from the virus on Thursday, signaling that that recent spike in cases is beginning to take its toll.
Florida reported 120 new deaths as the state has quickly become one of the world’s epicenters for the virus.
Texas reported that it had suffered 105 COVID-19 deaths, breaking its record that it had set just one day earlier with 98. The Lone Star State broke its record for the number of daily new cases on Tuesday with 10,028 and added another 9,782 new infections on Thursday.
California reported 149 new deaths on Thursday and reported just more than 7,000 new cases of the virus, bringing its total number of cases since the pandemic began to nearly 300,000.
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