Metro Health expands resources for COVID-19 testing

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The Metro Public Health Department says that when the delta variation increases, there is a greater need for COVID-19 testing.

Following complaints regarding long wait times and the need for further testing, the movie has been made.

Our statistics have been increasing over the past few weeks but were just augmented by a significant spike three weeks ago. Dr. Julie Grey of Meharry Medical College stated, "Last week it spiked significantly, and this week it's on the rise, regrettably."

The K-Mart in Murfreesboro Pike, Tennessee, which has three testing tents, now had a fourth erected. Three of these are carefully tested, while one is utilized for vaccination dosages. We'll be able to create two additional lanes of traffic for testing once the extra tent is put in place.

Dr. Grey said, "As the number of cases and hospitalizations has risen, the community and citizens have been reminded that free testing is available and that people want to know their status."

Grey claims that there are many causes for the recent spike, including the sharp increase in Delta Variant cases, children returning to school, and local pharmacists' inability to maintain COVID-19 test kits in stock. One of the main causes for the rise in outbreaks says Metro Health officials, is a continuing reluctance about vaccines.

It is still disheartening that people are dying every day because of it. Brian Todd, from the Metro Health Department, shared how sad it is to hear about hospitals being over capacity when there is a simple solution: get vaccinated.

In the week just passed, 2,000 individuals were tested at the Murfreesboro facility, while 49 people got a vaccination shot on Wednesday.

The health department is very worried about this, and so should anyone else since being tested only informs you whether you have the disease or not. Todd said, "It does not help with the vaccine's protection for you and your loved ones."

The Office of Emergency Management is trying to extend its efforts by increasing the number of resources available at various locations. The exact date and location of the new areas are still unknown.

The Murfreesboro location will be open on Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the Metro Health Department said that authorities contacted the testing firm to request a raise in personnel levels since this would expedite the findings.

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