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Abbott: Up to 20,000 coronavirus test kits to arrive by week’s end

ARLINGTON, Texas – Between 15,000 and 20,000 test kits are expected to arrive in Texas by the end of the week to test for the coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday at a news conference in Arlington.

Abbott also provided the latest COVID-19 numbers in Texas:

  • 83 cases of coronavirus in 23 counties
  • 3 deaths
  • 1,900 people monitored for possible infection
  • Abbott did not provide a specific number when it came to Texas’ hospital bed capacity, bust said there is a “plentiful supply" of them throughout the state.

Abbott was joined by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Department of State Health Services Commissioner, Dr. John Hellerstedt and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd.


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