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Texas’ rolling average of new daily COVID-19 cases decreases

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Donning a face covering, Gov. Greg Abbott attends a ribbon-cutting of the Army Futures Command robot lab at the University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 2, 2020. (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The rolling average number of daily new cases of the coronavirus in Texas has decreased 17.5% over the past two weeks, researchers at Johns Hopkins University say.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday reported more than 24,000 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, as well as 307 additional deaths.

Johns Hopkins says more than 35,000 people with the virus have died so far in Texas, the third highest death count in the country.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the virus can cause severe illness and be fatal.

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