Austin Lockdown – Coronavirus tests

Last week 185 test kits were available for drive-thru tests in Austin. The CDC eligibility criteria is still in place: fever and difficulty breathing, or contact with an infected person. This week there are 160 test kits available. Two Fridays ago (March 13) there were 49 confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas. Last Friday (March 20) there were 53 confirmed cases in Austin alone. As of yesterday, there were 79 cases in Austin, though no hospitalizations so far. Expect the confirmed cases to climb with the new batch of tests available. There are a half million to one million people in Austin and the Greater Austin area (Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties), respectively. This compares with the national average of 74 tests per million people.

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