Texas has emerged as the first state in the United States to record more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as the country continues to encounter a surge of infections.
According to John Hopkins University data, Texas has recorded 1,010,364 coronavirus cases with 19,337 deaths since the pandemic started in March.
State officials recently said Texas recorded 10,865 cases and set a new daily record that grew by 74 cases.
According to state figures, an estimated 132,146 cases are active and that has been the most since August 17 while 6,170 COVID-19 cases are hospitalized, that being the most since August 18.
State officials are nursing the belief that the true number of infections is likely to be higher as many people have not been tested.
America continues to be the worst-affected by the virus as it has recorded over 10.2 million cases and almost 240,000 deaths. 3.9 million people have ao far recovered from the disease.