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Three more Collin County COVID-19 cases

Posted at 7:27 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 20:36:37-04

Here in Texas, three more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Collin County, north of Dallas.

Now state leaders are calling on health insurance companies to waive coronavirus testing fees.

New cases in Collin County include a Frisco man who recently traveled to California, as well as his wife and their 3-year-old child.

The family is in stable condition and in self-imposed quarantine at their home.

There still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County at this time.

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Insurance announced a joint effort to ask health insurance companies to waive the costs of testing and telemedicine visits associated with coronavirus.

A move that would make those resources available to everyone in the state.

Meanwhile, in Washington, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with health insurers to discuss what steps will be taken to help Americans get tested and treat the virus.

Meanwhile President Trump said things are looking up in other parts of the world and that everyone in the United States should remain calm.

"These CEOs have also agreed to no surprise billing," Trump said. "We want people to get tested, over a million tests are out thanks to the diligent work CDC and HHS, more than 4,000,000 will go out this week. You worked with commercial labs to expand testing and that'll continue to increase by the day."

To make testing quicker and more accessible, 10 labs will be available across Texas, including one in Corpus Christi.

KRIS 6 News checked in with officials here at the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District and they said COVID-19 testing will be available here, at the health district, in their lab, by the end of the month.