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Local providers work to keep up with increasing demand for COVID testing – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-08-12 18:52:55 –

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — With the surge in COVID-19 cases in Carolina, local providers are working hard to meet the growing demand for testing.

Whether traveling, school, or exposure, the number of coronavirus tests in South Carolina has increased rapidly in recent weeks. DHEC recorded over 2,400 on July 4th. On Tuesday, the State Department of Health recorded more than 19,000.

Some of those tests were done by North Myrtle Beach Mobile Urgent Care.

“Our demand has gone through the roof,” said Michael Petrillo of DMS. “We have people who have been driving all the way to Malins to get a quick COVID test. We are working hard to fit as many patients as possible.”

Petrillo said he ordered more test kits prior to this current wave. Mobile Urgent Care provides services on the go and at the patient’s home, including COVID-19 testing.

“It was difficult to find an accurate supply of COVID tests,” he said.

Many hospitals in the area said they had a good supply.

CVS said in a statement in News 13 that it is responding to rising demand and that the top item in the store is the household COVID-19 test kit.

“Demand has increased significantly,” said UNC Health Southeast Lori Dub’s interim chief operating officer, vice president. “This month, testing alone is on track to surpass both December and January of last year.”

Lumberton’s UNC Health Southeast is located in a low immunization community. Pigeons said some people are showing symptoms that may be coronavirus or the flu.

“I have a complete material management department above this daily,” Dub said. “We are trying to make sure that we have all the test kits we need and that they are in the right place and at the right time.”

DHEC said there was no shortage of tests in South Carolina. On average, the State Department of Health sponsors 55-60 free test events across the state.

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