Here are things you need to know for Wednesday, July 1:
1. Texas hits new daily case high with almost 7,000 coronavirus cases Tuesday; 75K cases reported in last 3 weeks
There were 6,975 new coronavirus cases reported in Texas as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, which is a new high for cases reported in a single day in the state.
Data from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services shows that between June 8 and June 29, there have been 75,000 new cases reported in the state.
“It took Texas 3 months to reach its first 75K cases,” state health officials tweeted Tuesday. “Since June 1, current #COVID19 hospitalizations have more than tripled from 1,756 to 6,533.”
2. Texas EquuSearch suspends search for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen after ‘partial human remains’ found near Texas river
Human remains have been found during the search for a missing Fort Hood soldier who is from Houston.