COVID Testing

DAILY PROGRESS FILE

The Thomas Jefferson Health District recently held a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic in Fluvanna County.

The city of Waynesboro will offer free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday in conjunction with the Central Shenandoah Health District and the Virginia National Guard.

The event will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of William Perry Elementary School at 840 King Avenue. Tests will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, and 250 tests will be available.

No registration or pre-screening is required. All testing is free, and no insurance is required.

Tests will be administered in both a drive-through and walk up manner.

Participants are asked to wear a mask, respect social distancing of six feet at all times and advise staff if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

According to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s press conference on Monday, test sites will occur at several locations across the Commonwealth. Also on Tuesday, 1,500 tests will be offered in Manassas and 200 more in Richmond.

The city of Harrisonburg held free testing on Saturday, offering 100 tests to the community. Additional tests were also administered Monday in Raphine.

According to data from the Virginia Department of Health, the state had 31,140 COVID-19 cases as of Monday. The 31,140 cases include 29,591 confirmed cases and 1,549 probable cases.

Locally, the Central Shenandoah Health District spans about 293,000 citizens through the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham, as well as the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro.

As of Monday, the district had 1,190 confirmed cases — 633 in Harrisonburg, 387 in Rockingham, 85 in Augusta County, 33 in Staunton, 24 in Waynesboro, 11 in Rockbridge, nine in Buena Vista, six in Lexington and two in Highland.

Eighty-nine people in the district have been hospitalized including 45 in Harrisonburg, 37 in Rockingham, three in Augusta County, three in Staunton and one in Waynesboro.

The VDH reported 24 deaths in the Central Shenandoah District — 21 in Harrisonburg, two in Rockingham and one in Augusta County.

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