Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports:
With a recent record number of cases in Florida, the need for COVID-19 testing has seen a sharp increase as well. As cases continue to rise, urgent care centers are busier than ever, slammed with patients who need a COVID test.
Dr. Nicole Frommann tells 8 On Your Side that the numbers are staggering and that she and her colleagues are in dire need of more testing sites. “I think it’s absolutely necessary with the numbers as high as they are,” said Dr. Frommann.
If you need to get a COVID test, 8 On Your Side found out that the country health departments are advising patients to seek testing at commercial sites, such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. Right now, statewide and countywide mass testing sites are not open.
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Ron DeSantis, when asked if the state should re-open the COVID testing centers it shut down a few weeks ago, says “you can buy a test and take it home and do it yourself.”
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 3, 2021
People queued for hours to get tested as Florida recorded a record breaking 21,683 new cases on July 31. https://t.co/ifGfJw6VFK
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 2, 2021