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Wake County doubles COVID-19 testing capacity as omicrons drive demand spike

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Wake County is increasing its COVID-19 testing capacity as the omicron variant fuels a spike in demand, the county health department announced Wednesday.

The county will now offer approximately 13,000 test seats across five drive-through locations. A press release said the increased capacity would take effect on Thursday.

An appointment is required for testing from driver to COVID-19. They can done online. The county says the test is free and does not require health insurance.

All sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, but are closed Friday through Sunday for the Christmas holiday. They will reopen on Monday at 7am

Test results usually come back within 12 hours.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will also open a drive-through testing site through Thursday. It will be open from 8am to 4pm at Word of Gold Fellowship Church at 3000 Rock Quarry Rd. Register online Obligatory.

https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/wake-county-doubling-covid-19-testing-capacity-as-omicron-drives-demand-surge/ Wake County doubles COVID-19 testing capacity as omicrons drive demand spike

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