Coronavirus Update: April 24, 2020

By The Numbers:
Statistics are current as of April 23, 9:00am CT
  • In Texas, 225,078 people have been tested, resulting in 21,944 cases and 561 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services. An estimated 1,649 patients are in Texas hospitals, and 8,025 coronavirus patients in Texas have successfully recovered.
    • Tarrant County has at least 1,430 confirmed cases; Parker County has 22 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 14.
  • In the United States, there are at least 828,441 cases and 46,379 deaths, as reported by the CDC.
    • 253,219 cases are in the New York City area - the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.

Need to Know:

  • Relief is on its way to the American people. Yesterday, I joined my colleagues in passing the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, sending it to President Trump’s desk for him to sign it into law as soon as today. This nearly $500 billion legislation provides $310 billion in additional funding for the successful Paycheck Protection Program, which is saving millions of American jobs and helping small businesses across the country. It also provides an additional $75 billion for our hospitals and healthcare providers, as well as $25 billion for expanded testing.
    • Click here to watch my remarks on the House Floor yesterday, and be sure to tune in to WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics this Sunday at 9:00 AM to watch my interview from Washington about this critical legislation.
  • More free coronavirus test sites open TODAY in Fort Worth and Arlington. Today, testing for the coronavirus is more accessible in Texas 12, thanks to an innovative public-private partnership between Tarrant County Public Health and Adobe. Beginning today, Tarrant County is offering free drive-through test sites in Fort Worth and Arlington for those meeting the CDC’s testing criteria.
    • In Fort Worth, tests are available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. To schedule an appointment, visit to complete a pre-screening.
    • In Arlington, tests are available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment,, visit or leave a voice message by calling the Arlington Fire Department at 817-459-6029.
    • A list of private facilities in the Fort Worth area offering testing for the coronavirus can be found on the city website.