WVU Medicine offering drive-thru virus testing

Coronavirus

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice holds a Monday March 16, 2020 press conference at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, WV. The governor gave an update of how the state government is dealing with COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the new coronavirus. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Medicine has opened drive-thru coronavirus testing sites for pre-screened patients. According to a WVU Medicine news release, the sites will be in Morgantown, Parkersburg, Bridgeport, Wheeling, and Martinsburg.

They’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Patients need a referral from a physician in order to have a sample collected at one of the sites.

Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday announced West Virginia had its first person test positive for the virus. He said the person was in the state’s Eastern Panhandle but did not require hospitalization. All 50 U.S. states now have confirmed cases.

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