Virus testing in Newport Beach

Virus testing in Newport Beach

The County of Orange said it will launch a second drive thru super-site for COVID-19 testing at the OC Fair &a Event Center, beginning Aug. 26.

The announcement comes six weeks after the county launched its first super-site at the Anaheim Convention Center, which oversees about 1,200 tests per day.

The OC Fair location will begin with 500 tests a day and increase capacity to 1,000 daily tests by next week.

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The new site will also prioritize testing for people with symptoms; people in contact with known COVID-19 patients; healthcare workers and first responders; long-term care residents and employees; and essential workers including teachers.

The county said it expects wait times to be no more than 30 minutes and results will be delivered within 24 to 48 hours.

The site will operate Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OC residents who meet the Public Health criteria can register online at 360clinic.fulgentgenetics.com.

Questions can be directed to 360 Clinic representatives at (800) 446-8888.

More information about testing sites can be found at ochealthinfo.com/covidtest.

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