City COVID-19 Test Site Productive, Remains Open Only One Day A Week

As previously reported, The City of Coral Gables COVID-19 testing site officially reopened on July 22nd with a sold out appointment schedule.

In total, the site tested 115 residents on its first day.

Results released this week showed that 12 of those tested came back with positive test results, a 10.4% positive rate.

On July 29th, the City held its second testing date for residents. 96 residents were tested. Of those tested, only 2 were positive, a 2% positive rate.

The City’s next test date is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5th, while other municipalities have been successful at providing daily testing after setting up a test site at around the same time as Coral Gables.

One such example being the Town of Miami Lakes. Although its population is less than a third of Coral Gables’, Miami Lakes was able to setup a free testing site for residents seven days a week, within a week of a Council vote authorizing the measure. That test site is testing over 750 residents of the town on a weekly basis offering both PCR and antibody testing. Coral Gables does not offer antibody testing.

Coral Gables is still trying to secure additional testing dates from its provider.

Residents who would like to be tested at the City’s testing site can schedule their appointment online.

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