Some states are offering drive-thru coronavirus testing

Fridley health workers demonstate COVID-19 drive-up testing

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In South Korea, health officials have been testing hundreds of people for the novel coronavirus every day at fast-food-style drive-thrus. Now, that method is coming to the US, with clinics in Colorado, Connecticut, and Washington state setting up similar testing outposts.

The University of Washington Medical Center in North Seattle can currently test 40 to 50 people per day using the method, CBS affiliate KIRO reports. The testing site is only available to employees and students, but UW Medical plans to expand the program to first responders, employees at long-term care facilities, and UW patients showing symptoms later this week. Washington currently has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US.

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