TEXAS (1080 KRLD)- Texas confirmed 8,076 new cases of COVID-19 across the state Wednesday, the highest total for a single day since the outbreak started. Texas Health and Human Services says hospitalizations also increased to their highest level of 6,904, an increase from 4,739 in the hospital one week earlier.
Tarrant County also reported a record number of new cases Wednesday with 606.
Dallas County reported 544 additional cases with a seven day average of 535 cases a day. The first week of June, the seven day average was 209.
Dallas County also confirmed seven deaths Wednesday. A total of 380 people have now died from the virus in Dallas County.
In June, AnaLise Long, 47, died, leaving triplets who are nine years old. Her family says she contracted the virus in April but had started to recover. She was off her ventilator and going through physical therapy to help her walk again, but her family says her liver and kidneys failed.
"AnaLise was always a fighter, and she was always going to try to beat the odds," says her brother, Zak Cernoch. "But her body wasn't in that position to fully recover from contracting the virus and the impact that had on her other health conditions."
Cernoch says he hopes Long's case can convince others who may not know anyone with the virus the impact it has had on families across the state.
"Nothing will ever be the same in our lives or many people's lives," he says.