Close to nine hundred tested for COVID-19 over the weekend

June 8, 2020

Nearly 900 individuals who have taken part in demonstrations and large gatherins in Louisville over the past two weeks were tested for COVID-19 over the weekend.

An estimated 600 people were tested by Norton Healthcare at its site at 3101 Poplar Level Road on Saturday and Sunday. Another 278 were tested at the Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratories site in the parking lot behind City Hall at Sixth and Market streets.

“Providing free testing opportunities is important to containing the spread of COVID19,” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s chief health strategist. “However,” Dr. Moyer cautioned, “testing indicates only a point in time. Testing negative for COVID-19 today doesn’t mean that you won’t develop the disease at a future date. Even if you test negative, you should continue to monitor yourself for symptoms such as cough, fever, trouble breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches and loss of smell or taste. If you begin to experience symptoms, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider.”

Moyer added, “Our city has gone through some very painful events over the past months, but the Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to address the root causes that have led to the health inequities we are seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m grateful to everyone who came out to be tested.”

There are several ways to be tested for COVID-19 in Louisville. For a list of all testing opportunities visit www.louisvilleky.gov/covid19.

 

Daily COVID-19 numbers thru June 7, 2020

  • 2,770 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Louisville
    • 45 new                              
  • 178 deaths
    • 0 new
  • 1,875 recovered
    • 0 new