According to John Hopkins University, the United States on July 18 recorded 60,207 new cases of coronavirus. The Baltimore-based University said that takes the total number of cases in the US to 3,698,209. The US is the hardest hit nation by the global pandemic.
Also, another 832 deaths were reported, taking the total fatalities to 139,960. The country has seen a resurgence in cases from Florida to California. In Texas and Arizona, authorities have to bring up refrigerated trucks to cope with the body count.
Coronavirus takes over the United States
A health official on the Texas Gulf Coast claimed that 85 infants have tested positive for the coronavirus. Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez said Friday that the 85 infants are each younger than 1, but offered no other details, including how the children are suspected to have become infected. “These babies have not even had their first birthday yet. Please help us to stop the spread of this disease” by staying home except for necessary trips, socially distancing and wearing masks in public, Rodriguez said. Rodriguez did not return messages for comment Saturday from The Associated Press.