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Don't let your guard down: Wake County opens new COVID-19 testing sites

Posted February 16, 2021 6:00 a.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2021 6:07 a.m. EST

Even as COVID-19 infection rates decrease in the state and nationwide, health officials are telling people they shouldn't let their guard down.

In Wake County, drive-thru testing sites continue to offer fast, simple and free results. New testing sites, many at public parks, are opening weekly to ensure everyone has access to a convenient test.

These drive-thru testing sites have made it quick and simple for people to get tested from their car.

North Carolina is one of many states reporting fewer positive cases than in the holiday season. The average daily COVID-19 case count has dropped more than 50% in the country as officials work to vaccinate more Americans as new variants continue spreading.

As states keep reporting new highly contagious coronavirus variants, health experts urge people to keep social distancing, wearing masks and getting tested if they suspect they could be infected.

Data shows over 5% of North Carolinians are fully-vaccinated with their two doses, and 4% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated.

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