AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) — Texas has surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths as the lingering toll of a massive summer outbreak continues.
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Roughly four in every five of those deaths have occurred since June 1, when Texas was weeks into one of the fastest reopenings in the country.READ MORE: Sunnyvale Credits 'Small-Town Values' For Incredible Vaccination Rate
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 51 new deaths Monday, along with more than 2,700 new cases.
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