Texas has surpassed 1 million Covid-19 infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University — becoming the first US state to record such a staggering number of cases.
That means about one-tenth of the country’s more than 10 million positive tests were reported in the Lone Star state.
for total cases, according to Johns Hopkins data.
India, Brazil, France, Russia, Spain, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Colombia have also all reported more than a million infections, Johns Hopkins data shows.
Texas also reported more than 10,000 new cases for a second day in a row Wednesday, topping the record set just a day before.
The state’s million-case milestone comes amid a brutal Covid-19 surge that’s ripping through American communities and has already devastated health care systems and overwhelmed hospital workers. Numbers nationwide are climbing faster than ever before, with infections topping 100,000 for at least eight straight days and hospitalizations reaching an all-time high. Covid-19 deaths have also began creeping up, with one Texas county making a chilling request this week.