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Texas, the second-largest U.S. state, is pausing its reopening plan as coronavirus cases rise, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.
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Businesses that are currently allowed to be open may remain open, according to Abbott.
"The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses," the governor said in a statement. "This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business."
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The state announced an all-time high of 5,551 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Hospitalizations there have set record highs for 13 straight days.