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364 individuals in Taylor County take test for COVID-19

Taylor County held free COVID-19 testing targeted towards potential asymptomatic individuals.
Taylor County held free COVID-19 testing targeted towards potential asymptomatic individuals.(Madeline Edwards)
Published: Aug. 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2020 at 7:34 PM EDT
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TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) -

Taylor County held free COVID-19 testing targeted towards potential asymptomatic individuals.

The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department received resources for free COVID-19 testing as a result of multiple outbreaks.

The DHHR said 364 people were tested for the virus.

Thorn added the health department felt this testing was the best way to allow residents to help stop the asymptomatic spread.

“We asked the state for this assistance we’ve had three outbreaks in the county. One of them rather large and another one had produced a death. We knew we had some asymptomatic people spreading the virus in the community. We knew this type of event was the only way to kind of capture that,” Thorn said.

The Grafton-Taylor Health Department continued to hold testing by appointment during the week.

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