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Texas hits 1,000 days under Greg Abbott’s public health disaster as a new COVID-19 wave and legislative session loom

After more than 92,000 deaths and 8 million reported COVID-19 cases in Texas, the state remains one of less than a dozen still under a statewide disaster or public health emergency.

Gov. Greg Abbott declares a state of disaster in Texas amid new cases of COVID-19 in the state on March 13, 2020, at the state capitol.
A long line forms at an H-E-B grocery store in Austin on March 13, 2020.
An almost empty freeway in Houston on April 1, 2020.
Downtown Austin  during the coronavirus outbreak on March 23, 2020.
People wait in their vehicles to get tested for COVID-19 at a temporary testing site in Mission on June 26, 2020.

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