More than 100 Coronavirus tests given despite shorter lines at Baton Rouge General Mid-City

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) – There were shorter lines for drive-thru COVID-19 testing Tuesday at Baton Rouge General Mid-City, but the work continues.

The site is a collaboration with all the hospital systems in the city and the mayor’s office. Her administration says 109 Coronavius tests were given at the site in one hour and ten minutes.
At his news conference, the governor wouldn’t say if the shorter lines are a good sign.
He says the good thing is that there’s more testing.

“You never want to be in the blind about what you’re dealing with. The more testing that we have, the more results that come into our data, the better the decisions that we can make about what we’re facing,” Governor John Bel Edwards said.

The governor said having more testing sites is what helped South Korea flatten the curve there.

Governor Edwards added, “People who become asymptomatic today might have been exposed a week ago, two weeks ago, three weeks ago and that’s why it’s going to take us some time to know what the cruve is doing, even if everyone is practicing perfect social distancing today.”

119 Coronavirus tests were given Tuesday at the Baton Rouge General Mid-City drive-thru site.

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