HAYWARD — Fifty-four of 207 people who were tested on the first day of operation of the city’s COVID-19 Testing Center on Monday had positive test results for the infection.

Samples that test positive at the city’s partner laboratory, Avellino Lab of Menlo Park, are retested and the results are reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who are tested are also notified of the results.

Some 460 people were tested at the site on Tuesday, said Chuck Finnie, spokesman for the city. Test results for that day, however, were not immediately available, as well as numbers and results for Wednesday.

“We have first got to notify the CDC and the people who were tested before releasing that information,” Finnie said.

The city also announced Wednesday new traffic and line management rules for the center in a bid to ensure safe distancing between pedestrians and to keep vehicles moving.

People can now drive up or walk up until 10 a.m. each morning and again between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., or until the test site approaches the maximum number of tests that can be performed that day.

The changes were put in place to ensure enough tests are available for people with …read more

Source:: East Bay – Science


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