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Texas reports record number of new coronavirus cases, extends ban on elective surgeries

Texas reports record number of new coronavirus cases, extends ban on elective surgeries

7/1/2020 2:09:00 AM

Texas reports record number of new coronavirus cases, extends ban on elective surgeries

Texas reported more than 6,900 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record daily increase that brings the state's total to nearly 160,000 cases, according to the state's department of health.

7:08 PM EDT@higginsdunnKey PointsTexas reported more than 6,900 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a record daily increase that brings the state's total to nearly 160,000 cases, according to the state's department of health.The department also reported that 6,533 people are in the hospital with Covid-19, another record.

Live updates: Texas governor issues mandatory mask policy for counties with 20 or more coronavirus cases Texas governor mandates mask-wearing as coronavirus cases surge Just in time for July 4, a heat wave is coming to the U.S.

Gov. Greg Abbott extended the suspension of elective surgeries to Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Webb counties to ensure hospital bed availability for Covid-19 patients.Doctors and nurses wearing protective gear treat a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Go Nakamura | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesTexas reported more than 6,900 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a record daily increase that brings the state's total to nearly 160,000 cases, according to the state's department of health.The department also reported that 6,533 people are in the hospital with Covid-19, another record. Earlier Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott suspended elective surgeries in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Webb counties to ensure hospital bed availability for Covid-19 patients.

Eight counties in Texas now have been ordered to postpone elective procedures. On June 25, Abbott suspended the procedures in Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties, which include the state's largest cities: San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Austin, respectively.

"We need to understand that Covid-19 has taken a very swift and very dangerous turn in Texas over just the past few weeks," Abbott said Sunday while appearing with Vice PresidentMike Pence, who leads the White House's coronavirus task force.

A rise in daily reported new Covid-19 cases could reflect an increase in testing in certain locations or a lag in reporting, officials say. However, Texas' seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases increased by more than 41% compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC

analysisof data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Read more: CNBC »

If this is correct, how many people died of other causes in the entire state of Texas. higginsdunn The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the government can't shutdown a business for COVID-19 outbreaks (you know the Republican's definition of communism). Does that hold in any other state? lukajones Less people are dying but yet they pull these numbers out there ass.

higginsdunn Interesting how the media stopped reporting on deaths as they plummeted. Now they need to hype new cases to scare people and hate on Trump 🤔. Sorry, real smart Americans are t buying what you’re selling🙄 coronavirus Trump was installed to destroy us. business why don’t you limit the insurance coverage for those young adults who gets it based on their reckless behaviour? Make them pay for their own treatments?

States Ordered To Fraudulently Inflate COVID-19 Cases 15 Times Actual Rate Elective surgery ban is bad, really bad. This has been a very stressful full 2 weeks I recently lost my job due to the virus I’m struggling to pay my rent let alone put food on my table if anybody would be willing to help even if its 1$ I would be forever thankful God Bless Venmo Alexander-Fairbourn CashApp-Alexzander47

How about a ban on elected president.

As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch serviceVice President Mike Pence peeled off his White House-branded mask and smiled at a crowd of thousands Sunday morning. Yet he wasn’t technically headlining a political rally — he was at church in a state that has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. Protest and Pride marches. No problem! The worse thing is fighting a loose battle,because you realize it only at the end These Mega churches are raking in millions of dollars they need to be regulated should not be charged for the word of God

CEO of major hospital in epicenter of Texas' coronavirus surge issues a warning to young adults'We are definitely seeing this affect young people, and they're getting quite ill. So we really need everybody to do their part,' Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom told CNBC on Monday. No risk for young adults unless you’re incredibly obese or have major pre-existing issues. You’re trying to create fear to support personal political agenda. 🥱🥱🥱🥱

Texas Hospital Says 100% Of ICU Beds Full—Then Removes Its ReportReports emerged Sunday that Texas ’ largest medical complex removed data from its website on its ICU bed capacity, after previously reporting the beds were 100% occupied by lisettevoytko lisettevoytko lisettevoytko Who loves golden shower? lisettevoytko Of course they are... these .gop governors can’t admit they were 1,000,000% WRONG on reopening.

U.S. to extend Texas testing capabilities as long as state leaders want: PenceU.S. Vice President Pence on Sunday said the federal government would extend support for coronavirus testing in Texas as long as necessary amid a dangerous surge in new cases, after U.S. health officials had moved to curb some sites in various localities. Just drink bleach Just be praying Is that a lie considering 19K plus lies have been spewed to date from their mouths? Or is it now that the shit has hit the fan for red States, they'll allow it?

Coronavirus Live Updates: Pence, in Texas, Now More Vocal About Need for MasksAfter weeks of donating the antiviral drug remdesivir to hospitals with severely ill coronavirus patients, the drug’s maker, Gilead Sciences, announced that it has settled on a price: $390 per vial, which works out to be roughly $2,340 per treatment course Until recently remdesivir was the only drug shown to help severely ill Covid-19 patients. But the benefits were modest, and the drug did not improve survival in those patients. Read more here. What is their profit margin? Shouldn’t be a problem as SecAzar said yesterday on TV that the US government will pay 100%!

Local Officials In Texas Ask For Possible Return To Stay-At-Home OrdersThe state set yet another hospitalization record Monday. Abbott & Trump will have the extra Covid19 deaths in Texas in their consciences. Lifting measures vs virus too early “to save the Economy” was a costly error in terms of human lives lost 😤