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U.S. Cases Rise 1.9%; California Deaths Up Again: Virus Update

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Virus on Rampage in Sun Belt, Texas Hospitalizations Top 10,000 for First Time(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. cases rose 1.9%, matching the average daily rise over the past week. Texas hospitalizations topped 10,000 for the first time and California suffered its second-highest day of deaths, while Florida’s biggest county had a record number of patients in its intensive-care units.

Elsewhere in the U.S., New Jersey’s transmission rate dropped to 0.98 from 1.1, the governor said, calling it “a good sign” of progress. And in another positive development, New York has decided to allow limited visitors into nursing homes and long-term facilities for the first time in months.