Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

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Governor Greg Abbott, issued an executive order for a disaster proclamation ordering a mandatory 14-day quarantine for air travelers from coronavirus hot spots Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off in the number of tests in recent weeks. Texas has averaged more than 34,000 tests a day over the past week. That’s down from a daily average of more than 60,000 in late July. New cases and hospitalizations have stabilized and decreased, and coronavirus deaths in Texas have reached nearly 8,500.