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Alabama COVID-19 Testing Results Turnaround Now Averaging Seven Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Health officials in Alabama say a surge in Coronavirus cases has overwhelmed Alabama’s ability to provide test results within the expected 2- to 3-day turnaround. The Alabama Department of Public Health says the current turnaround time for most COVID-19 testing performed in Alabama by commercial laboratories and the state laboratory is now averaging about 7 days. The department…

More COVID-19 Testing Available in Selma and Dallas Co. Area

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in the Selma and Dallas County area — now have another option available to get tested for COVID-19. A mobile test site set up at Bloch Park in Selma is helping to provide greater access to testing. Testing will be available at the site — on Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 3 —…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: COVID-19 and Smoking + Experimental Blood Test Detecting Cancer

A new study in the journal ‘Viral Immunology’ finds the higher the amount of virus present in a throat swab correlates with a more severe COVID-19 disease. High viral load also correlated with a greater risk of organ damage and a longer recovery period. Smoking increases entry points in the lungs for the COVID-19 virus, according to South Carolina researchers….

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth: “…working to produce COVID-19 test results in just three minutes”

According to a Tweet on Twitter Sunday, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth says he is, “… working to bring an international company that can produce COVID-19 test results in just three minutes to Alabama. With a cost of $20 per test, their capacity is 600,000 tests per day, and they are already active in several U.S states and other countries.” I…

Hyundai Supplying 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR Tests in Montgomery

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) today announced its support to increase COVID-19 testing in Montgomery and surrounding counties. The collaborative effort between HMMA and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed will help the fight against the novel coronavirus. HMMA is coordinating an in-kind donation of 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests developed by Seegene, a South Korea-based global leader in multiplex molecular diagnostics. Seegene’s…

State Health Officials Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Alabama Department of Public Health is going from county to county — testing people for COVID-19. A mobile test site was set up in the parking lot of the Dallas County Health Department in Selma — Wednesday. Tests were available to people who had a doctor’s order for the test. As well as to…

Alabama’s Covid-19 Cases Nearing 700

As of 3:40 p.m. Saturday, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 696 confirmed Coronavirus cases. 4,755 people have been tested, and three people have died due to the virus. Categories: Coronavirus, Montgomery, News, South Alabama, Statewide, Troy, West Alabama Tags: Alabama, alabama department of public health, coronavirus, covid-19, testing

Health Officials Will No Longer Offer Money for TB Testing in Perry County

MARION, Ala. (AP) – Officials say the Perry County Health Department will offer free tuberculosis screening but is no longer paying residents to get tested or attend follow up appointments. Alabama Department of Public Health officials said in a release Friday that 1,813 people were tested since Jan. 11. Department officials say 100 people had latent tuberculosis infections and 27…