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Austin, Texas, Under Emergency Alert As City Grapples With Surging COVID-19 Cases

In Austin, Texas, COVID-19 cases are rising, bringing many hospitals in the area to the brink of capacity. This comes as Gov. Greg Abbott remains resistant to lifting his ban on mask mandates.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong gets the latest from KUT’s Matthew Largey about the ongoing situation in Texas.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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