As we have previously reported, the Coral Gables COVID-19 testing site had reduced its hours for its one-day-a-week testing site. Even though most other municipalities were offering daily testing, Coral Gables City Manager Peter Iglesias was unable to secure additional test dates forcing residents to either wait for the single day it was offered or find alternative testing.
Now, the City Manager has decided to suspend testing altogether due to a “lack of demand.”
“The drop off in demand is happening in other municipalities as well. We will continue the at home testing program for residents over 65-years old and others that are homebound. This week we conducted two tests at home.” said Martha Pantin the City’s Communications Director.
The City reported 17 tests conducted this week with no positive tests reported. This follows last week’s testing which also yielded no positive tests.
The State of Florida is still reporting positive tests for the City, however, reporting an additional 17 yesterday.