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Corona Crisis: Texas hospital has 85 babies test positive for COVID-19 since March

Texas, US: Eighty-five babies under the age of one have tested positive for COVID-19 at a South Texas children's hospital since March, NBC reported, citing the local health department..One of the babies at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi has died, NBC said, but officials are still trying to determine if COVID-19 was the cause of death.

Texas is among the states where coronavirus infections has been increasing exponentially. Texas reported 7,300 new cases on Sunday, July 19 after five straight days of new infections exceeding 10,000. The virus has killed 140,000 people in the United States and infected some 3.7 million, both figures leading the world.

On Monday, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office the resumption was prompted by a "big flareup in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places." The virus has killed 140,000 Americans and infected some 3.7 million, both figures leading the world. White House debate has centered on whether Trump should risk doing daily briefings after he was mocked for musing that people might inject household disinfectants as a way to protect themselves from contracting the virus.

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