Local COVID-19 Test Results
Updated: Apr 30
by Atlanta Northcutt- Reporter for the Southern Standard
More than 11,000 Tennesseans received free COVID-19 tests over the weekend at drive-thru testing sites, including 164 in Spencer on Saturday and 515 in Manchester on Sunday.
Statewide totals show 6,595 people were tested Saturday and 4,635 were tested Sunday for a combined 11,230 people.
In Warren County, there are now 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 320 people tested, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
“Tennesseans across the state heeded the call of ‘when in doubt, get a test’ and we believe these efforts will be an important part of our overall strategy to reboot Tennessee’s economy,” said Gov. Lee. “While demand exceeded original projections, our Unified-Command group adapted quickly this weekend so that individuals who needed tests could receive them.”
There were 19 sites in operation, four more than originally planned, to meet the testing demand. On both days, many Tennesseans drove to sites outside their county of residence to obtain a test from a neighboring county that operated a weekend site.
Expanded testing will continue for the next two weekends, April 25-26 and May 2-3. In addition to drive-thru sites, all rural county health departments across the state offer free COVID-19 testing five days a week.