More than 500 people tested at ChristianaCare's drive-thru clinic awaiting results


Marina Affo

ChristianaCare ended it's drive-through coronavirus testing event having tested 536 people last week.

Those that were tested on Friday are now awaiting the results, which will come back in 2-5 days – some may have received their results already.

ChristianaCare will be contacting everyone tested, as well as their primary care doctor if they have one, and the Delaware Division of Public Health as the results come in, hospital officials said in a statement.

Patients gave their phone numbers and emails upon being tested.

If anyone tests positive for the virus, they will be given self-isolation and self-care instructions and offered a primary care provider if they don't have one.

The Division of Public Health is responsible for disclosing new positive cases of the virus.

Though no specific number was given, officials at the event said many were turned away because they didn't have the necessary symptoms. Many of those turned away were just grateful they weren't as bad as they'd originally assumed, said senior manager for media relations at ChristianaCare Hiran Ratnayake.

No future drive-thru clinics are currently being planned.

There were eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 by Monday evening.

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