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Virus Cases Continue to Rise, Undermining States’ Reopening

  • Texas, Florida reported record new infections on Sunday
  • Trend could imperil loosened restrictions, revived businesses
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Covid-19 cases continued to climb in a number of U.S. states over the weekend, threatening recent efforts to relax restrictions and revive businesses after months of lockdowns.

Texas and Florida, two of the most populous U.S. states, reported record numbers of new Covid-19 infections on Sunday. The recent surge in illnesses in those states and others, including Arizona and North Carolina, has led to concern among public-health officials that reopening the economy has come at the cost of spreading the new coronavirus.