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As Texas college towns emerge as coronavirus hot spots, universities try to keep students from infecting locals

In counties where four-year college students make up at least 10% of the population, cases have grown 34% since Aug. 19, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. That’s compared with 23% in counties with a smaller proportion of students.

A group of students walks towards the stadium for the first home football game of the season at the University of Texas in Austin on Sept. 12, 2020.

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