by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/26/20, 05:09 pm
Florida and Texas took a step back in the push to reopen businesses on Friday as the daily number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high. The United States saw a record of nearly 40,000 new coronavirus infections reported on Friday. “It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican. He also scaled back restaurant capacity, shut down rafting operations, and said any outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people would need approval from the local government.