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More than 100 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Wisconsin, drive-thru testing coming to Milwaukee

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The State of Wisconsin is up to at least 106 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Wednesday, March 18. 

With more confirmed cases in the state, more drive-thru testing will be available.

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee announced they’ll begin drive thru-testing next week. A second site will then open in Green Bay.

Dr. Nkem Iroegbu, chief medical officer, said testing locations will not be open to the general public. Patients will have to pre-register by calling a hotline or by using the hospital’s virtual platform. They will then get screened by a nurse.

“Actually at the point of testing, the nurse will be able to pull up the information on the nurses screen, validate that this is the information and this is the criteria and be able to perform the test. The patent will then be able to drive through and go on home, again based on the level of their symptoms,” said Dr. Iroegbu.

It’s not clear how long it will take to get test results.

Once initial drive-thru testing is launched, Advocate Aurora Health System plans to set-up testing at multiple locations.



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PaulNourse 15 days ago
So much hype, so little facts. As soon as 70 to 80% of the population gets immunity the virus will not have enough uninfected hosts to continue to spread. At that point we will have what's known as herd immunity and it will die out. Those with compromised immune systems will then be safe.
SteveFitz PaulNourse 14 days ago
Amen brother - I've been sneezing on everyone I know trying to thin the herd of UNINFECTED. Dang Govt just wants to wangle this out till the elections
Suzanne 16 days ago
Theirs over 700,000 people recovering from it i am still a live stop scarding people is not the end of the world
SteveFitz Suzanne 14 days ago
I'm glad yours till a live. My uncle says I should stop dranking Coronas but after reading this i am nolonger scard
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