Testing for COVID-19 to start this Week

State officials had announced on Tuesday, March 10, that random community testing for the coronavirus will begin this week. An initial test of 60 people will be conducted by the end of the week, though officials plan to eventually test roughly 200 people a week.

Testing will mostly focus on patients with serious cases and those who show signs of symptoms of the virus and may be carrying it into the community. While the testing is supposedly random, state Epidemiologist Sarah Park states that the selection process will reflect the states population, covering categories like age and ethnicities. Testing will be conducted in all counties.

For more information, visit the Hawaii Department of Health website.


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