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Coronavirus in Texas

Coronavirus in Texas: County jail population shrank by more than 10,000

Our staff is closely tracking developments on the new coronavirus in Texas. Check here for live updates.

A coronavirus related mural on Sixth Street in downtown Austin on April 12, 2020.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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Wednesday’s biggest developments

Eight people die of COVID-19 in McKinney long-term care facility

Jail population drops 15%

Anti-vaccine advocates urge Abbott not to mandate coronavirus vaccine

Texas reports 21,069 cases and 543 deaths

Austin announces nursing home case updates

Lubbock gets Walmart’s first coronavirus testing site in Texas

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