TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Wednesday, the Florida Division of Emergency Management was made aware that 1,702 tests administered at drive-thru and walk-up test sites in the month of May were damaged in transit, and these individuals will need to be retested.
Any person whose sample was damaged will be contacted as soon as possible. These individuals will be prioritized for retesting at the site where they were originally tested.
This month, the state has increased testing at drive-thru and walk-up sites across the state and administered more than 90,000 tests.
Since May 1, they have opened drive-thru sites in Sarasota, Lee, Miami-Dade, Escambia, Broward, Brevard and Volusia counties, as well as walk-up sites in Tallahassee, Opa Locka, Daytona Beach, North Lauderdale, Miramar and Sarasota.
In total, these sites have allowed the state to perform more than 5,000 additional tests per day. Overall, between state supported walk-up sites and state-supported drive-thru sites, more than 196,000 tests have been administered.
The Division says it will continue to provide this testing across the state as they work to respond to COVID-19.
This is a developing story.