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Federal officials to open free testing site in Edinburg

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EDINBURG, Texas - A surge testing site will be opening near the border. 

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will open a free COVID-19 testing site in Edinburg as the country is trying to test more people throughout Texas. 

The site will offer 5,000 tests per day when it opens July 8-14. 

"The State of Texas continues to collaborate with HHS to expand testing in this region and throughout the Lone Star State," said Governor Abbott. "This new surge testing site will help us identify and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley and keep Texans safe. We remain committed to working with our local and federal partners to develop more ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and protect public health."

The testing site will be at the Bert Ogden Arena and residents are encouraged to pre-register HERE.

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