Texas reports 1st coronavirus death as bars, clubs close - FOX34 Lubbock

Texas reports 1st coronavirus death as bars, clubs close

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AUSTIN, Texas -

(AP) - A man in his 90s tested positive for COVID-19 has died, becoming Texas' first coronavirus-related death, officials said late Monday while also confirming a second case. 

These cases come as Houston and Dallas are ordering bars and clubs closed as two of the biggest cities in the country slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that there are nearly 60 cases in the state but told the public to brace for those numbers to skyrocket as testing expands.

Dallas officials prohibited community gatherings of more than 50 people and ordered gyms and theaters shutdown for seven days. In Houston, restaurants will be limited to takeout for 15 days. 

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