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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health officials will hold a coronavirus task force briefing on Friday morning.
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The coronavirus has killed an estimated 430,000 in the U.S. and, despite the vaccine rollout, is going through a lethal phase as more contagious variants arrive.
Texas on Thursday reached the 2 million vaccinations mark, but January was the state’s deadliest month of the pandemic, according to the Associated Press.
Of the more than 35,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in Texas, more than 1 in 5 have come in January.
January’s grim tally climbed Thursday with more than 470 newly reported deaths.