The confirmed number of coronavirus infections in the state of Florida increased by 3.7% on Monday, or 5,266, to a total of 146,341, the data published by the state's health department reported on Monday. The average increase of the previous seven days currently stands at 5.5%.
Earlier in the day, unconfirmed reports showed that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state of Texas rose by more than 7% on Monday.
Wall Street's main indexes gained traction on this headline. As of writing, the S&P 500 was up 1% on the day while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite were gaining 1.6% and 0.3%, respectively.
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