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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas is spending $45 million on new coronavirus tests that prisoners are administering to themselves

The state purchased 300,000 oral swab tests from a months-old California company. So far, only highly-infected prisons are using them for mass testing.

Telford prison in New Boston on March 21, 2018

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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