COVID-19 Cases Soar in Florida, Texas, and California But NASA Status Remains Unchanged

Florida reports biggest one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started, Reuters

"Florida reported on Thursday the largest one-day increase in deaths from the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began and its second-largest increase in cases ever. Florida announced 13,965 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the state and the center of the latest outbreak to over 315,775, according to the state health department. Florida's COVID deaths rose by 156 to a total of 4,782, surpassing its previous one-day record of 133 new deaths on July 12."

COVID-19 surge continues as Texas reports records of 10,791 new cases, 110 deaths, Fort Worth Star Telegram

As Texas continues to struggle to contain COVID-19, the state reported on Wednesday a record 10,791 new coronavirus cases and a record 110 new deaths. Texas has reported more than 280,000 cases and 3,400 deaths, according to state data. It's estimated that more than 140,000 people have recovered. The state's seven-day positivity rate for testing is at 16.81%. Wednesday was the second day in a row that the state reported a record number of new cases. On Tuesday, it reported 10,745 new cases. Hospitalizations went down to 10,471 after a record 10,569 were reported Tuesday.

Keith's update: Infection rates are exploding in Florida, Texas, and California. Yet KSC, JSC, JPL, ARC, and Armstrong are still at Stage 3 - not stage 4. But other centers (GSFC, WFF, GISS) in states with low - and declining - infections surges are at stage 4 according to NASA. There seems to be an inconsistency in how NASA rates the severity of this crisis based on what is going on outside the gate.

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