By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs
With coronavirus cases increasing in 39 states, the latest Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) COVID-19 survey summary shows that community health centers conducted the highest number of COVID-19 virus tests (176,955) since patient testing reporting began in April. However, while testing is up, so is turn-around time, with more than one-third (34 percent) of health centers reporting average waiting times for COVID-19 (PCR, antigen) viral test results of four or more days. The number of temporarily closed sites also increased to 1,495, or one in eight sites nationwide.
The data note is available here.