US coronavirus cases surge amid strains on hospitals

New coronavirus cases continued to surge over the weekend in the United States, with some parts of the country pulling back their reopenings and some facing strains on hospital and testing capacity. Approximately 39,000 cases were recorded nationwide on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

New coronavirus cases continued to surge over the weekend in the United States, with some parts of the country pulling back their reopenings and some facing strains on hospital and testing capacity. Approximately 39,000 cases were recorded nationwide on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Texas reported more than 5,000 new cases for the sixth straight day, with a total of 5,357, according to the state's Health Services Department. On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott closed down bars across the state, and on Saturday Bexar County, where San Antonio is located, warned residents that local hospitals were approaching capacity. Worldwide, confirmed COVID-19 infections topped 10.1 million. India's sharp increase in infections continued, with 19,459 new cases reported on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Some places that have brought the number of infections under control continued to combat outbreaks. Australia's Victoria state reported its highest recent number of new infections, with 75, as it embarked on a testing blitz to try to contain outbreaks in 10 Melbourne suburbs. Health authorities said that the testing would allow officials to find and isolate cases in the community and avoid locking down suburbs with outbreaks.