coronavirus testing

How to get tested for the novel coronavirus and its antibodies in upstate New York

Two types of testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 are increasingly accessible in the Rochester area. One is the test that looks for the virus,...
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Fri, 05/22/2020 - 5:44pm
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The ‘wild west’ of coronavirus antibody testing in New York

Both hospital systems in the Rochester area say they now have more supply than demand for their coronavirus lab tests. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said supply was...
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Fri, 05/22/2020 - 4:20pm
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Rochester nonprofit sets up free COVID-19 early detection sites in minority communities

Common Ground Health, a Rochester nonprofit organization, began screening people for COVID-19 symptoms at free clinics around the city on Saturday. The...
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Sun, 05/17/2020 - 6:46am
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Upstate counties to get new drive-through coronavirus testing, Cuomo says

The New York state health department is constructing drive-through coronavirus testing sites in five upstate counties, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday....
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Mon, 04/27/2020 - 2:38pm
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State health department conducts antibody testing in East Avenue Wegmans

The New York state health department has been testing shoppers at the East Avenue Wegmans store as part of an effort to gauge the prevalence of the...
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Mon, 04/20/2020 - 2:55pm
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State data demonstrates vulnerability of nursing home residents to COVID-19

One-eighth of all the COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County were residents at a single nursing home: St. John’s Home in Rochester, according to data...
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Fri, 04/17/2020 - 2:54pm
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As COVID-19 deaths rise in Monroe County nursing homes, doctors test some residents with no symptoms

As laboratories in Monroe County slowly increased the number of coronavirus tests they can run, a nursing home in Rochester began submitting more...
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Thu, 04/16/2020 - 6:44pm
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URMC lab begins testing some people with no symptoms of COVID-19

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s pathology lab has begun processing coronavirus tests for nursing home residents who have no symptoms of...
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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 2:59pm
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Coronavirus testing slowly accelerates as Rochester labs automate

The number of tests that laboratories in Monroe County can run for the novel coronavirus is slowly increasing. Administrators at the University of...
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:28am
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Young child among new COVID-19 cases; county reports fourth death from the disease

A boy under the age of 10 was among the six newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by the Monroe County health department Thursday afternoon. A man...
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 1:11pm
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