As the U.S. and its allies try to stem the spread of a new and deadly virus, experts say they’re focusing their attention on Texas, which has the highest number of people in the country infected.
In addition to Texas, the California-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that more than 20 other states have been hit with the coronavirus.
And the number of new cases in Texas has reached nearly 7,000, with more than 50,000 people still hospitalized.
Texas has also seen the emergence of a highly contagious strain that can be transmitted through coughing or sneezing.
The virus is now circulating in several states, including Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Kentucky.
The strain is more contagious in older people and those with a history of hospitalization, but it’s not nearly as dangerous to younger people and people with a family history of COVID-19.
The U.K. has also reported cases of the coronovirus in the last week.
“It’s just really the emergence in Texas and California,” said Dr. Bruce Raff, the CDC’s assistant director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEO).
“I think that the combination of those states and Texas is going to lead to the emergence here in the U-verse region.”
It’s the first time that the virus has been discovered in the United States, Raff said.
It’s also the first confirmed case of COVA-19 in the western U.s.
The virus, which is also known as coronaviruses, is transmitted by breathing in airborne particles that cause fever and cough.
Symptoms usually last about a week, but can last for months.
People infected with COVID are contagious for six months after symptoms appear.
The U.N. World Health Organization has said that the coronajetovirus outbreak is “the most severe in history,” and the number and type of infections have increased by over 200% since last year.
Experts are predicting that at least 10,000 new infections will be reported this week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.