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7/7/2020, 11:36 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Texas reports record high COVID-19 infections

Texas recorded a record-high number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 10,028 new confirmed in the past 24 hours taking its total to 210,585, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The federal-state started seeing an increase in numbers after it began lifting its coronavirus containment measures, prompting Governor Greg Abbott to issue an executive order making wearing masks mandatory.

Fears over a potential second wave of the pandemic spread across the US after the country saw a spike in daily infections, which President Donald Trump attributed to "massive" testing, noting the number of virus-related deaths remains low.

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