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COVID-19 testing to increase as schools reopen

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 14:36:36-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Governor Greg Abbott says coronavirus testing in the state could increase as schools reopen.

Texas has averaged more than 34, 000 tests a day over the past week.

That's down from a daily average of more than 60-thousand in late July.

New cases and hospitalization rates have stabilized and decreased and the number of deaths in the state have reached nearly 8,500.