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​Seven US states report record number of COVID-19 cases

Seven US states are reporting new highs for current coronavirus hospitalizations, according to data tracked by The Washington Post — Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas — as the number of infections continues to climb across the South and West.

More than 800 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the United States on Tuesday, the first time fatalities have increased since June 7.

On Tuesday, Texas and California eclipsed 5,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus over 24 hours — records in those states. Arizona, Nevada, and Missouri also logged new single-day highs. Overall, 33 states and US territories now have a rolling average of new cases that is higher than last week.

Worldwide, there are more than 9 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with more than 2.3 million cases and at least 119,000 deaths reported in the United States.

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