Department Of Health “SWAT” Team To Conduct COVID-19 Testing In Dunkirk

first_imgPhoto: Matt Hecht / U.S. Air National GuardDUNKIRK – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo says a Health Department “SWAT” team will be deployed to Dunkirk to assist in containing a COVID-19 outbreak at a local business.During his Thursday conference call with reporters, Cuomo said the COVID-19 positivity rate in the region has been one of the highest throughout the state, fluctuating between 1% and 1.8% for the past week.Because of the continued increased positive rate, he is sending what he calls a Department of Health “SWAT” team to set up eight testing sites around the region, with one in Dunkirk.The sites will use Abbott testing machines which the governor says provides same-day results. On Monday, Chautauqua County officials announced a Coronavirus outbreak Fieldbrook Farms in Dunkirk, with dozens of positive tests tracing back to workers at the plant. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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