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California coronavirus cases outpaced by Texas, but state warns not to let guard downLOS ANGELES — California is no longer the state with the highest number of coronavirus cases, as Texas officially surpassed the overall case count despite having 10 million fewer residents, data compiled by the Los Angeles Times show.The Lone Star State’s leapfrog illustrates both the magnitude to which COVID-19 cases are surging there, and the extent to which California — so far — has escaped the significant spikes striking many other parts of the United States.But with Halloween so recently in the rearview m…

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