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Correction: Virus Outbreak-Texas-Lieutenant Governor story

Aug 20, 2021, 2:52 PM | Updated: Aug 21, 2021, 11:53 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story published Aug. 20, 2021, about Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage of the state’s Black population that has been vaccinated. About 8% of the total number of people in Texas who have been fully vaccinated are Black, according to state data.

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Correction: Virus Outbreak-Texas-Lieutenant Governor story