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The lights go out on Main Street and schools close as coronavirus gains Panhandle foothold

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Globally, the World Health Organization has confirmed 207,860 cases and 8,657 deaths, as of Wednesday evening. In the United States, there have been at least 8,017 cases of the coronavirus confirmed by lab tests and 143 deaths, with COVID-19 now confirmed in all 50 states, as reported by The New York Times. According to a report in The Texas Tribune, there are at least 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths in Texas. There are likely more unconfirmed cases, given that there are examples of community spread and limited testing capacity.
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World Heath Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a pandemic; first cases reported in Texas

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Yesterday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly characterized COVID -19 as a pandemic for the first time. In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.