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Here's the latest for Wednesday, July 8th: Trump pushes schools to open in the fall; Texas officials warn COVID-19 patients could overwhelm hospitals; Brazilian President says he has coronavirus; Reported Indiana attack investigated as hate crime.
Coronavirus: What's behind alarming new US outbreaks?
Cases are rising in Texas, Florida, Arizona and California - here's a look at the data and the theories.
Window into Texas virus surge: A widow's death
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas have more than doubled in two weeks, and some city leaders warn health facilities could soon be overwhelmed. The Associated Press visited Houston's United Memorial Medical Center to see the effect of the surge. (July 8)
Texas shatters daily record with over 10,000 new virus cases
New York and Florida are the only other states to surpass 10,000 new cases in a single day.
Group of Texas sheriffs won't enforce governor's 'draconian' coronavirus mask rule
Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order allowing officers to fine repeat offenders.
Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new coronavirus cases in single day
The record partly reflects a lag in testing results from the Fourth of July weekend.
U.S. to help states with 'surge' coronavirus testing sites
Temporary sites will be in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts
The U.S. has now confirmed more than 3 million COVID-19 cases, as numbers surge in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California.
Texas Sets State Record With More Than 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Tuesday
Texas recorded 10,028 new cases, surpassing its previous single-day increase as statewide hospitalizations also set new records.
South: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By StateOlder articles »
Get the latest on coronavirus-related restrictions in the Southern states — from Texas to Virginia, from Oklahoma to Florida, Georgia and more — plus D.C. and Puerto Rico.