Smaller Counties Lack Coronavirus Testing Equipment, Blame State

Rural counties outlying Greater Houston say the Texas health department is providing little of the aid needed to combat the pandemic

By Andrew SchneiderApril 22, 2020 1:54 pm, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Medical professionals and local health officials have stressed the need for testing in the effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Harris County now has 19 testing sites, and other large counties have ramped up testing in recent weeks thanks in part to federal assistance.

But smaller, more rural counties depend on the state for help. And some say Texas is coming up short.

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