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Texas sees deadliest COVID-19 day so far with 58 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has seen its deadliest COVID-19 day of the coronavirus pandemic so far, with state officials reporting 58 deaths. State health officials report the number of deaths linked to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, reached 1,216 Thursday, up from 1,158 Wednesday. State figures also show 116 COVID-related deaths over the past three days. A Supreme Court justice let stand an appeals court ruling that Texas prison officials don't have to provide additional COVID protection to inmates. And in Houston a $15 million program to help residents struggling to pay their rent has run out of money.

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