Virus prompts drastic measures as death tolls set records
Last updated 7/16/2020 at 7:52pm
NOMAAN MERCHANT, JEFFREY COLLINS and ARITZ PARRA
HOUSTON (AP) — The coronavirus kept surging in hot spots around the U.S. on Thursday, with one city in South Carolina urging people to pray it into submission, a hospital in Texas bringing in military medical personnel and morgues running out of space in Phoenix.
Record numbers of confirmed infections and deaths emerged again in states in the South and West, with hospitals stretched to the brink and fears worldwide that the pandemic's resurgence is only getting started.
Texas reported 10,000 new cases for the third straight...