Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 12:16 PM

Texas Deaths Rise, Florida Cases Skew Older Ahead of Test Surge

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The federal government is ramping up coronavirus testing in Louisiana, Texas and Florida, three states seeing a surge in Covid-19 infections, as health officials attempt to get a firm grasp on how the fast-moving pandemic is evolving.

Eight temporary testing sites will each perform as many as 5,000 free tests a day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said. Four sites opened Tuesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while one in Edinburg, Texas, and three in Jacksonville, Florida, will open Wednesday. The sites will remain open for up to 12 days.

Increased testing could help health experts get a ...

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