Drive-through center tests about 30 people for virus

Ponca City Now - March 25, 2020 2:11 pm

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s drive-through testing center for the COVID-19 virus, about 30 additional people have been tested.

Results will not be available for several days as the tests are reviewed at designated laboratories.

To effectively develop a large-scale, statewide, satellite testing platform, OSDH has implemented a limited rollout in order to ​develop best practices for a more robust platform.

OSDH and its public health care partners have started these new testing sites in phases. Phase one rolls out today, Wednesday, March 25 in Pittsburg County, with 100 test kits, and Kay County with limited testing supplies. The Kay County site was set up at the Ponca City RecPlex for four hours.

Setting up this initial test phase allows the State’s medical professionals to gather  ​public health data, outside of the hospital setting, while determining the projected capacity needed for effective COVID-19 testing throughout Oklahoma.

 

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