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U of L Health Will Set Up Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing For Those Who Have Symptoms

During his Wednesday briefing, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s first drive-thru coronavirus testing site will be opening up next week.

“Beginning next week, we will have at least the first test facility for drive-thru testing of the coronavirus here in the Commonwealth,” Beshear said.

WLKY learned a drive-thru testing site will open at the corner of Liberty and Brooks and will be run by University of Louisville Health. “It’s going to start very limited. We’re going to start hopefully on Monday with a single location that will be for very specific individuals that are showing symptoms.”

UofL told WAVE 3 News there’s no backlog at its lab. Samples are run the same day, and results are given within 24 to 48 hours. That lab can perform 170 tests daily, and soon will be able to perform 340 tests daily.

Drive-thru locations already have begun to pop up in Indiana. One is in Floyd County. Only people who fall under the CDC’s criteria will be tested: If you’re over 60, have chronic medical conditions or need hospitalization.

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