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