Nashville COVID-19 test sites see long lines as omicron spreads

Nashville’s COVID-19 test sites have seen long lines as the city sees a sharp increase in the number of new weekly cases and record-breaking test positivity rates.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper said on Monday that 10,186 cases had been reported in the past week, which roughly doubled the previous record high in January 2021. The weekly positivity rate also reached a record high of 34, 4%.

The surge in cases follows vacation gatherings and travel, and as the omicron variant quickly spreads nationwide.

COVID-19 test sites in Nashville:Where to find COVID-19 test in Nashville as omicron spreads, cases rise

The Nashville Emergency Management Office and Meharry Medical College continue to oversee the city’s two major drive-thru test and vaccination sites at Murfreesboro Pike and 28th Avenue North and Charlotte Avenue. Nashville also offers various community contextual testing and immunization sites each week. He added two more test lanes to the Charlotte Avenue site before Christmas. He also ran a New Years Eve pop-up site at the Lentz health center that tested around 470 people, according to Metro’s public health department.

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