Texas Reports Increase In Cases As State Reopens

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A number of new models predict a rise in cases of the coronavirus as states begin to reopen. In Texas, where some businesses were allowed to reopen at partial capacity last Friday, the state reported a big increase in new cases over the weekend.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Samuel King (@SamuelKingNews), a reporter with KUT in Austin.

NPR is remembering people who have died of coronavirus as they continued to work outside their homes during the pandemic: health care workers; grocery store clerks; city and town services employees; police; domestic workers; mail carriers; caretakers; those who kept serving others as the rest of us have stayed home.

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This segment aired on May 5, 2020.



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