How does the number of coronavirus cases in Texas compare to tests being performed?
HOUSTON – As coronavirus testing continues to increase in Texas, some have wondered how the number of tests being performed compares to the number of cases reported in the state.
According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, there have been more than 900,000 tests performed in the state. More than 55,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state. That works out to a positivity rate of about 5.8%.
On May 21, Texas health officials disclosed that about 6% of the coronavirus tests that have been performed were actually antibody tests instead of active infections.
About 3% of the state’s estimated total population has been tested for the virus.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said specialized strike teams will be used to help control any outbreaks of the coronavirus that happen as the state’s economy reopens.
Harris County leads the state in the number of coronavirus cases being reported at more than 10,000.
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