Coronavirus updates: U.S. death toll tops 60,000 as labs race for a vaccine
Texas is going ahead with its planned partial-reopening on Friday despite mounting coronavirus cases and calls for more widespread testing. Data suggests the state is doing less than half of its ideal projection of testing 40,000 people a day and, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said his area needs “about four times as much testing” as they currently have before returning to business.
“Texas – it fights each day to be either dead last or next to last on the amount of testing,” Jenkins told CBS News’ Omar Villafranca, “To open up, you need to see [the number of cases] go down for two weeks.”
Jenkins also called for testing to be put in place for those returning to work, so that if an employee gets sick they can be quickly detected and isolated in order to keep others safe.
“We’re not able to do that yet,” he said.
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[Source: CBS News]