COVID-19 testing wait increases as more cases, travel advisories spike

COVID-19 tests are back in high demand as more cases in the state spike, and more travel advisories are being put in place.

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2020, 3:32 AM

Updated 1,311 days ago

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COVID-19 tests are back in high demand as more cases in the state spike, and more travel advisories are being put in place.
At St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, up to 300 people are tested a day. A News 12 employee says he waited up to four hours Wednesday morning.
By the afternoon, the wait was down to two hours.
An expert from Bridgeport Hospital tells News 12 to avoid long waits for a test, consider scheduling through your primary care doctor or get a test at an urgent care location. Dr. Roc Ferrigno, the chair of emergency medicine, says the hospital is working to increase its testing capacity.
St. Vincent's Medical Center offers testing seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays.
It also has a location in Westport, and offers pop-up testing in the community.


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