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A closer look at COVID-19 testing numbers in Texas

A deeper look into the numbers on coronavirus testing in Texas.

HOUSTON — We've been getting a lot of questions about testing numbers locally and even at the state level.

We wanted to share the numbers with you and provide a little more context.

As of Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services reported a total of 800,433 tests. That number includes both viral and antibody tests that have been performed.

Viral tests show if you have the virus. The antibody test shows if you've had it in the past.

Click here to see the number of tests per day.

In Texas, 21 deaths were reported Thursday. In the Greater Houston Area, eight deaths were reported.

When someone dies from COVID-19, it can sometimes take longer than a week before the news is made public.

Credit: KHOU

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