As COVID Cases Trend Similar to Last Fall, Demand for Testing Reaches All-Time High

As COVID Cases Trend Similar to Last Fall, Demand for Testing Reaches All-Time High

October 11, 2021 Access Health News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — COVID-19 and it’s Delta Variant is continuing to spread at a rate that is similar to what we saw at it’s peak in November 2020. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health joined KRJB for COVID-19 Conversation this past week and she compared some of the current data to last fall.

Testing for COVID has been a struggle as of late, as some people have typically had to wait 3 days for test results to return. Kjono notes that the amount of people being tested locally is actually at an all-time high, however testing capacity is much lower than it was last year.

The good news is that in schools, students now have access to the Rapid PCR testing. Kjono says the ability to test students on the spot helps eliminate many of the struggles families faced last year.

And Kjono announced the Norman-Mahnomen Public Health will soon be participating in a Pilot program that will hopefully ease testing burdens locally as well.

For more information about testing, please contact Norman-Mahnomen Public at 218-784-5425 or 218-935-2573.

Listen to the complete COVID-19 Conversation with Sarah Kjono below: