MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 05th July, 2020) The US state of Texas has registered a record high daily increase of coronavirus cases, amounting to over 8,200 according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The state's previous record high daily increase of coronavirus cases was registered on Wednesday, when 8,076 cases, confirmed over a 24-hour period, were reported.
The number of coronavirus cases in Texas surged after Governor Greg Abbott decided to gradually reopen the economy when he let stay-at-home orders expire on May 1. On Thursday, Abbott issued an executive order requiring state residents to wear a face covering in public spaces.
The United States remains the country with the largest number of coronavirus cases (over 2.8 million) and the highest COVID-19 death toll (over 129,600), according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.