Two weeks after controversial reopening, Texas sees record-breaking single-day new cases and deaths.

  • Texas reported 1,448 new cases and 58 new deaths on Thursday, the highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.
  • The new cases on Thursday mark the seventh day in a row that Texas has seen more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases in a single day.
  • Total cases in Texas is now 43,851.
  • Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that the increases come as testing ramps up in the state.
  • On Thursday, the health agency reported 35,853 new tests, the second highest increase in tests in a single day.