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After Tuesday’s record surge of over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in Texas, public health officials are urging everyone who feels sick to please get tested for the novel coronavirus.
In Harris County, there are 23,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Texas Health and Human Services. There are now several, free coronavirus test sites in the Greater Houston area.
Houston and Harris County:
Harris County Public Health Testing Sites
For all those who are having trouble breathing, experiencing a persistent fever, check this site to see if you need to get COVID-19 test, or call the Harris Health Ask My Nurse line at 713.634.1110.
Over 50 testing sites are listed on Harris County Public Health site, in addition to a sign-up for testing. For more information on these individual testing sites near you, please access this list here.
Houston Health Department
If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call the the COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to receive a unique identification code and instructions on where to go for testing, as well as how to obtain their test results.
Houstonians also may visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for updated information about local risk, routine protective actions, frequently asked questions, communication resources, rumor control and emergency preparedness tips.
Testing sites across Texas:
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has created an interactive map to help Texans connect with the coronavirus testing sites near them. There are over 400 testing sites across the state. To access this interactive map for testing locations near you, click here.