The two largest states in the U. . S.. . , California and Texas both broke the national record for the most coronavirus cases reported in a single day on Wednesday.
California reported around 18. 350 cases and Texas reported nearly 16, according to The Washington Post. 100. The numbers are about 3. 000 and 1. 000 more than previously reported record highs in California and Texas.
Both states are currently the first and only in the U. . S.. . Beat 1 million coronavirus cases.
The Post reports that almost 2. 300 deaths have been reported, making Wednesday the deadliest day in the U.. S.. . since May.
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Despite rising numbers, Texas has Gov. . Greg Abbott said last week he would not order any more bans, which would create friction with local officials looking for more authority to order restrictions, The Texas Tribune reported.
« We will no longer have bans in the state of Texas, » Abbott said in a radio interview. “Our focus will be on curing people with COVID, getting them out of hospitals quickly, and making sure they get back to their normal lives. ”
The news agency noted that, despite appearing regularly in the media, Abbott has not held a press conference on COVID-19 in more than two months, most recently in September. 17 when he announced that restrictions on certain hospitals would be relaxed.
The skyrocketing numbers were reported just before Thanksgiving. Experts have warned that this could become a nationwide superspreader event if COVID-19 guidelines are not followed.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has advised people to limit their holiday celebrations to only those in their immediate households.
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