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Texas is now one of the worst affected states for new coronavirus cases in the US.

Nearly 80% of the state’s hospital beds are in use, and intensive care units are filling up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, including San Antonio and Houston, where leaders are warning their health facilities could become overwhelmed in the coming days. In all, Texas has recorded more than 2,670 deaths and more than 200,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

With the US expected to hit three million coronavirus cases today, Axios have some charts here of the death rates in specific states. It is worth noting that while the mortality rate overall for the US has dropped from “around 7% in mid-April to around 2% by early July” that isn’t true across the board. And the number of daily deaths are ticking up at the moment in a handful of crisis states, among them Florida, Texas and Arizona.

Read it here: Axios – Coronavirus deaths are rising in hotspots

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