California, Florida and Texas Report Largest Single-Day Death Totals


There's another grim milestone as the coronavirus crisis continues in the U.S. The country's three biggest states - California, Florida and Texas - have each reported their largest single-day death totals since the pandemic started.

Leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the hardest-hit states should seriously look at pausing plans to reopen. But, Walt Disney World in Florida isn't taking that advice...

On Thursday, it reopened to their guests who have season passes.The park reopens to the rest of the general public tomorrow (Saturday), with new safety measures in place. That includes temperature checks for everyone coming in and a mandatory mask requirement. The county where Disney is located has seen a 130% jump in coronavirus cases in the last 14 days.

On Thursday, California reported 149 new deaths, and just over 7,000 new confirmed cases.

"For those that just think, now people are getting it, no one's dying, that is very misleading," Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Thursday.

In Arizona, about 1 in every 4 COVID-19 tests is positive. And in Texas, health officials say the Latino community has been the hardest hit, accounting for almost 30% of deaths in the state.

"I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process, looking at what did not work well and try to mitigate that," Dr. Fauci told The Hill's Steve Clemons. "I don't think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down."

Read the full report on The Hill.


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